Public Interest Law 101

Public Interest Law 101

Branden & Jelena break down everything you need to know about this common elite law school graduate alternative to the big firm life.

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Do you want to make the world a better place without selling your soul (and 90 billable hours a week of your free time)?

Then you might want to consider public interest law. Branden & Jelena break down everything you need to know about this common elite law school graduate alternative to the big firm life.

Listen and learn . . .

  1. What kind of work does “public interest” encompass?
  2. How much do public interest lawyers make?
  3. Why are 99% of applicants for public service loan forgiveness being denied?
  4. Do future public interest lawyers need to attend a T14 law school?
  5. Can you get a public interest job right out of law school?
  6. What should law students do during law school to stand out to public interest employers?

Links and Further Resources from this Episode:


Public Service Law Job Board


Directory of Law Schools’ Public Interest Career Support Offerings


Loan Forgiveness Programs for Law School


ABA’s PSLF Lawsuit


99% of PSLF Applicants Rejected


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