Statement of Interest
If you are interested in being a part of the DC Program, here are your next steps:
- Research possible placements. Suggestions for starting your search are below.
- Make an appointment with Prof. Tai to discuss your course planning and interests.
- Complete a statement of interest form by February 5. The form requires identification of 3-5 proposed placements, a list of courses that have prepared you for those placements, and a brief statement of interest. The Statement of Interest form is available here.
Locating Potential Placements in DC
There are many resources for researching and identifying potential organizations for a DC-based externship. All placements must be approved by the law school for academic credit, so please do not accept any externships until the Field Placement Director has reviewed the program. The DC Program requires that students perform legal work, in a government or non-profit setting, supervised by an attorney. Because students receive academic credit, they may not be paid.
The Career Services Office, Professor Tai, and other faculty are available to advise on possible placements. The Career Services Office also maintains many guides for finding government and non-profit jobs. In addition, the following resources may be helpful for ideas.
- Arizona government handbook – see Career Services for school-specific log-in information
- Leadership Connect
- Opportunities in Public Affairs - see Career Services for log-in information
- Washington Council of Lawyers Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse Newsletter - contact Career Services
- Agency websites - e.g., Department of Justice (you can set up an RSS feed to alert you to new opportunities), SEC, FTC
- Hill positions