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Government legal practice is intellectually challenging and rewarding, offering a wide range of experiences. For example, the Department of Justice (DOJ), dubbed the Nation's Law Firm, provides exciting opportunities in the areas of litigation, enforcement, and investigation. Government jobs also span a plethora of practice areas—from securities, to healthcare, to international trade law—so the skills and experience gained in the government transfer to both the private and nonprofit sectors. Below are some resources to help you explore opportunities in the federal government, including working on the Hill and for the military. There are resources for state and local government opportunities as well. For information on positions with the judicial branch, please see the judicial clerkships section. Our website also has information pertaining to some of the top legal practice areas you can experience in the government setting, such as criminal law.

Government Career Exploration

Government Application Resources

       U.S. Department of Justice

General State and Local Government Resources