Each year, the Law Department hires an entry class of approximately 40 to 70 recent law school graduates. In addition to recruiting our class through our Summer Honors Program, the Law Department also participates in the on-campus interviewing process at more than 45 law schools and job fairs. We also accept applications through our online application system starting the August prior to the applicant's final year of law school. Recent law graduates who have judicial clerkships may apply as well for the entry class following the term of their clerkship.
The application for our 2020 Entry Class is available is available through our online application system.
The Law Department generally looks for candidates who have demonstrated achievement in moot court, trial advocacy, clinic, or journal work, and who possess a demonstrable commitment to public interest and public sector work. The Law Department recruits law graduates nationwide. Our approximately 900 attorneys include alumni from more than 80 law schools.
Read more about our entry level Assistant Corporation Counsel position and our application process in our Frequently Asked Questions. To learn more about the Law Department's legal divisions, you can read the descriptions of the divisions or the Office's Annual Reports. In addition, you can reach out to Law Department attorneys who have volunteered to be contacted by applicants interested in learning more about our work through our Law Department Ambassadors page. Any other questions can be directed to the Law Department's Legal Recruitment Office.
Applications can be addressed to:
Stuart D. Smith, Esq.
Director of Legal Recruitment
New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
New York, NY 10007