Since its founding in 1887, Cornell Law School has fostered a commitment to public service. Scores of our graduates have emerged as leaders in social justice movements and government practice.
The Office of Public Service is dedicated to assisting current students and alumni who seek to incorporate public service into their legal careers. Whether you are a student seeking a summer job or entry-level position after graduation, or an alumnus ready to take the next step in your career, our office can help. To that end we
- provide extensive one-on-one career counseling
- present numerous programs on career exploration and job-search strategies
- create networking opportunities between students and alumni
assist employers interested in posting jobs or conducting interviews
- administer the summer Public Interest (PIF) and the Frank H.T. Rhodes Public Interest Post-Graduate Fellowship programs
- coordinate pro bono opportunities through the Public Service Challenge
organize the annual Public Interest Law Career Symposium at the Law School
recognize outstanding Cornellians at the annual Exemplary Public Interest Awards Ceremony in New York City
Enjoy exploring the wide range of resources we offer on our website. We look forward to working with you.
Assistant Dean for Public Service