Job Search Resources

There are several resources available to begin your job search.

  • All job postings through the Career Services and Professional Development Office can be found by logging into your UW POKES Account. 
  • A comprehensive listing of various online legal job posting boards can be found here:
  • A List of External Legal Job Banks can also be found under subscriptions on your Career Connections Profile.  
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Find a comprehensive list of resources to search through both by region and by interest area below. You can also find various handouts, guides, and tips on our Professional Development Page. This also includes: sample email language, how to prepare for an interview, and more!

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General Information & Directory Listings

Prepare for your internship, externship, or post-graduate career with help from these prescreened websites that offer job postings and attorney directories.

  • ABA Career Counsel  This site includes centralized access to ABA career information and tips on finding jobs and enhancing careers.
  • America Search legal positions nationwide.
  • American Health Law Association This site includes information and updates for those interested in health law. The site also includes a searchable national job bank of health law positions.
  • BenefitsLink This site contains information and tools for employee benefits professionals and lists employee benefits jobs.
  • Boulder County Bar Association Newsletter Click on the most current issue and go to the last page, "Classified Ads," to find recent job postings for attorneys in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Colorado Bar Association Click on the "Employment" link to find recent job postings for recent graduates and attorneys.
  • Denver Bar Association Click on "DILP Job Announcements" to find recent job postings for recent graduates and attorneys.
  • Emplawyernet Offers a database of jobs for lawyers and law students. When you join, (free of charge) customized job information is automatically delivered to you via private e-mail and hundreds of employers will have access to your profile. You'll also get EmplawyerNet's Career Library, networking tools, and job hunting links.
  • Equal Justice Works This is the homepage for Equal Justice Works (formerly NAPIL). This site provides a great deal of information on public interest careers, upcoming events (including Equal Justice Work's annual job fair in October), jobs and opportunities and Equal Justice Work's fellowship program.
  • FindLaw Career Center This site compiles information and resources for the legal industry, search for jobs, specific employers, salary statistics and more.
  • Glassdoor On this website, you can search by job or company and find openings anywhere in the world. They also have a lot of information on salaries and interview feedback from people who previously interviewed for the position you may be looking at.
  • This site is a complete Law Research Center. It includes career related information, including job-searching strategies, along with updates in the legal profession. The site has links to bar associations, law firms, corporations and many other sites of interest.
  • JURIST Pitt School of Law Professor Bernard Hibbitts' renowned web site.
  • Visitors can search a database of lawyers and law firms and review a wealth of information to help them better understand the law, the legal process and their rights. They can research legal issues, find details on lawyers, or compare the credentials of a list of attorneys.
  • The Legal Employment Search Site
  • Legal Incubator Programs These programs are sponsored by law schools in an effort to provide practical, real world experience and training for an additional year before launching your career on the traditional law market.
  • Martindale Hubbell Allows you to find a lawyer by name and to search by location/area of practice, by firm, or for lawyers in corporations, agencies of the US government, or law school faculty. The network includes over a million lawyers and law firms in 160 countries.
  • Martindale Hubbell Legal Careers Includes job hunting resources for lawyers and legal professionals.
  • Lexis Career Searching Lexis has created a consolidated site for searching for firms, UW alumni, and other employment information. You must log on and select "Wyoming Career Resources" as a course from the course catalog and enroll.
  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers
  • National Center for State Courts This site provides links to State Court websites, as well as limited employment information and links to federal and international courts.
  • Palidan Internet Resources for Attorneys This site contains over 500 links to free legal employment sites. Includes a directory of legal recruiters, a directory of legal newspapers and bar associations that list job openings, a directory of government positions, and more. Allows you to search by state.
  • Resume Baking This site specializes in building your own resume and you can see samples as well.
  • West Group's Career This is the site for West Group's Career information. Includes job searching, career advice and information on employers. West Group's Home Page includes a link to jobs available nationwide at West Group.
  • Vault This site has a great deal of information about jobs in all industries and includes a special section on the Legal Industry. You can search for specific information about employers, view Law School message boards that give you inside information about employers, search for jobs and much more. You can also subscribe free of charge to get weekly email updates on the legal industry and job searching.

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  • Feds Hire Vets  The one-stop resource for Federal veteran employment information.  This site includes information on veterans' preference and unique veteran appoint authorities designed to help veterans find a job.
  • OSCAR The Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) is an online resource for searching available federal clerkship opportunities.
  • Pathways  Search internship and recent graduate opportunities through the Pathways Programs.
  • US Attorney's Office: District of Wyoming  Employment information for entry-level and experienced attorney as well as information on the Summer Law Intern Program.
  • US Department of Justice  Valuable information regarding the DOJ Pathways Programs for students and recent graduates, the Attorney General's Honors Program for graduating students and Summer Law Intern Program, and the Workforce Recruitment Program for students and graduates with disabilities.
  • US Office of Personnel Management   Additional information about the Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program, and Presidential Management Fellows Program.
  • US Department of State  General information and requirements for becoming a Foreign Service Officer.
  • US Department of Justice Volunteer Legal Intern  Volunteer Summer Legal Intern positions with the Dept of Justice provide excellent opportunities for 1L students.
  • USAJOBS Official job site of the United States Federal Government.

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  • Governor's Internship and Experiential Learning Program  The program includes placements with the Office of Legal Counsel, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and the Office of Policy and Research.  Download the Internship Program Handbook for specific information.
  • Office of Attorney General  The Colorado Department of Law offers attorney, fellow, or intern positions in the Office of the Attorney General.
  • Office of Legislative Services  Employment opportunities as a staff attorney or legislative editor as well as information on the internship program.
  • Judicial Branch  Search internship, volunteer, post-graduate career and judge opportunities.
  • Public Defender  Statewide agency employing attorneys, appellate attorneys, certified legal interns, appellate interns, volunteer interns, and investigators.
  • Attorney General   Employment opportunities with the Utah Office of Attorney General.
  • State Courts  Employment, clerkship, and judicial opportunities with the Utah State Courts.

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Special Interest

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International Law Resources

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Natural Resources and Environment Law

  • ECOJOBS Environmental career opportunities job bank.
  • Conservation Legacy Conservation Legacy is a purposeful and strategic organization that operates a national cadre of corps and service programs.
  • Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor  This employment site describes work in the Department of Interior and jobs available.  Also, visit the job search button on the left of this page to see the Government Honors Attorney and Internship Handbook for more government links.
  • U.S. Government Directory site  One database that indexes government agencies, departments, and lots of useful information - the official U.S. Gov. index site
  • UW School of Natural Resources Careers This site is affiliated with College of Natural Resources and frequently posts positions related to the energy industry. 

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Public Interest

  • Equal Justice Works (formerly NAPIL) Equal Justice Works leads the country in organizing, training and supporting public service-minded law students, and in creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs.  We are members.
  • PSJD -- a NALP initiative  Information on fellowships.  Not a member school but can use their resources for fellowships.
  • Public Service Jobs  Search for fellowships, summer jobs, and temporary and permanent positions.
  • State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG)  The state Public Interest Research Groups are an alliance of state-based, citizen-funded organizations that advocate for the public interest. The state PIRGs' mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented activism that protects the environment, encourages a fair marketplace for consumers and fosters responsive, democratic government.
  • Hill Zoo  Search employment and internship opportunities, housing, and general information about Capitol Hill.

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  • Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation  Each year the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation ( awards stipends to students (usually $2500). Usually applications are due in MARCH. Visit their site for application and information.
  • PSJD Fellowships Information and application for post-graduate fellowships.

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Funding Opportunities

  • David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships, National Security Education Program (NSEP)  Provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
  • Golden Key National Honor Society Scholarships  Offers education-based scholarships tand awards for service and leadership achievements.
  • Graduate Women International  Offers a limited number of international fellowships and grants to women graduates for postgraduate research, study and training.
  • Short Term Foreign Policy Research Travel Grants for Law Graduates  Grants to support in-depth, primary source research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. 

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JD Advantage

General Job Boards

General Compliance Job Boards
• Compliance Jobs  (largest compliance job board in world)
• Compliance Crossing
• National Society of Compliance Professionals
• Ethics and Compliance Officer Association

Corporate, Financial, Banking Compliance Job Boards
• Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
• Efinancialcareers

Healthcare Compliance Job Boards
• Health Care Compliance Association
• The American College of Healthcare Executives
• Health Care Job Store
• Healthcare Financial Management Association
• Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (sisma)
• United States Department of Health and Human Services

Higher Education Employment
• University of Wyoming
• Northwest Community College
• Laramie County Community College
• University of Colorado
• Denver University

Human Resources Job Boards
• The Society for Human Resource Management
• Human Resources
• HR Crossing

• International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAAP): Contains valuable resources for privacy professionals, and is not a job bank. To search for jobs, search on Indeed or Career Builder.

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