Notice & Comment

Administrative Law Job Opportunities for Recent Graduates

Friday, November 19: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm ET

With the ABA Administrative Law Section’s Fall Conference, we will be featuring a free panel discussing opportunities for law students and judicial clerks to find administrative law jobs with the federal government.

Panelists will discuss how to find job openings, how to tailor applications to a job opening, and how to best present oneself in an interview. The panel will be focused toward law students and judicial clerks, but will be applicable to attorneys of all experience levels.

Register in advance: Zoom Link Here.

Everyone participating will need to register for this FREE event on Zoom, even those already registered for the Fall Conference. Registration for the Fall Conference is not required to attend this FREE event.

For a preview of what I will discuss, see this previous post I made on how to get a job with the federal government. The big takeaways are:

  • Only about 15% of federal jobs are in the D.C. area
  • As attorney positions are an excepted service position, agencies do not have to follow any set process (e.g., points based veteran’s preference or a USAJOBS posting) before hiring an attorney.
  • Nevertheless, the easiest way to find an opening is still On the site, you can search by job series (i.e., positions with a similar specialized line of work and qualification requirements), location, experience required, and agency. Nearly all attorney positions will be in the “0905 series” and legal internships will be in the “0999 series.”
  • However, some agencies post openings only on their own website and other agencies will post links to resume banks where interested applicants can send their application. 
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