Alternative careers

alt careers

If BigLaw isn't your scene, that's fine. We've got you covered: explore your options in public interest law, government, in-house and more.


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Becoming an in-house lawyer

Trading BigLaw's late nights for a more predictable life in-house has its appeal, but this route has challenges too.


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Public interest law

Pursuing a legal career in the public interest arena can be a rewarding but tough path to take. 


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Emerging Markets:

More than the sum of its parts: Get an inside look at a practice that’s changing the world, one letter at a time.


Government Contracts

Becoming a
government lawyer

For graduates pursuing a legal career outside of BigLaw, the government offers myriad job opportunities.




Clerking for a judge is a great way to kick-start your career
as a litigator...



SCOTUS clerkships

Clerking at the Supreme Court, as told by the lucky few who've been there, done that, got the judicial robe...


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Working at a small firm

“If you go to a large firm, invest a few years, then decide you want to start a career somewhere else, you're handicapping yourself. Find a place you want to be and give it everything.”

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Working at a litigation boutique -
the view from Holwell Shuster

Litigation boutiques offer an intensive yet supportive learning environment for young lawyers – expect your skills to grow fast.