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Public Service

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In keeping with the Jesuit tradition of men and women for others, Boston College Law School trains students to be good citizens, in addition to being good lawyers. BC Law encourages all students to consider making public service a part of their legal career, either as a full-time public interest lawyer or by providing pro bono service.

A career in the public sector can be particularly rewarding, whether representing individual clients in a legal services setting, working for an international NGO, or arguing in court on behalf of the United States government.

If you have questions, or would like to talk about a career in the public sector, please contact the Career Services office at (617) 552-4345 to set up an appointment with Kate Devlin Joyce, Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs.

Public Service at BC Law
Learn more about BC Law's commitment to public service, the Public Service Scholars program, and alumni in public service.

Pro Bono Program
Information about the BC Law Pro Bono Program including partner organizations, program requirements, and instructions for logging hours.

Public Interest Designation Program (PIDP)
Learn more about program requirements and how to become a PIDP Fellow.

Funding a Public Interest Summer Position
Resources for finding funding for your summer public interest position, including the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)

Public Interest Careers
What does a career in public interest look like?

An overview of post-graduate fellowship opportunities in public interest.

Government Careers
What to expect from a legal government career at the local, state, or federal level.

The Francis X. Bellotti Loan Repayment Assistance and Forgiveness Program