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PSJD: A NALP Initiative

Political Campaigns

Introduction

This Guide is designed to give you a brief overview of opportunities to work on political campaigns. 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; and resources to further research this rewarding field.

This content is courtesy of the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School. It was written by Sharon Kelly, Class of 2004, Justin Levitt, Class of 2002, and Amanda Tammen Peterson, 1L Advising Initiative Coordinator. Special thanks to the following for their contribution and guidance:

  • James Flug: Senior Heyman Fellow, Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising
  • Virginia Greiman: Conservative and Libertarian Attorney Advisor, Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising
  • Sarah Isgur: Class of ’08, Law Clerk, Mitt Romney for President
  • Joan Ruttenberg: Director of the Heyman Fellowship Program, Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising
  • Alexa Shabecoff: Assistant Dean for Public Service, Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising
  • Missi Sousa: Intern Coordinator, John McCain for President