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PSJD: A NALP Initiative

Criminal Law

Introduction: PSJD Career Guide

This Guide is designed to give you a brief overview of the legal field in Criminal Law, for both prosecution and public defense. It provides practical information regarding the types of employers and practice settings in which you can pursue a career; the personality traits that employers seek; the practical skills that you can gain during law school; and resources to further research this rewarding field.

Some of this content is courtesy of both the Public Interest Law Center at New York University School of Law, and of the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at the Harvard Law School.