The New York State Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) has paid, part-time placements available for the spring semester 2021 in specific Bureaus and Regional Offices for rising second and third year law students and rising third or fourth year evening law students who demonstrate an interest in public service, government and/or law enforcement.
The OAG is seeking hardworking and talentedlaw students who have excellent legal research and writing skills; fluency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, etc.) in addition to English is a plus, but not required. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the OAG prior to submitting their application by reviewing the information regarding the Bureaus, Regional Offices and the press releases on Office’s public website.
- Selected law students will assist attorneys in all phases of their work including, but not limited to legal research; drafting of briefs, memos and pleadings; document review; responding to discovery requests; preparing for depositions and trials; and performing some clerical work.
- Though the spring program will be remote, students will still have the opportunity to interact regularly with attorneys who are working on innovative and impactful cases. The OAG is committed to ensuring students have an interactive and professionally valuable experience.
- A key objective will be for law students to finish their placements with a professional writing sample.
- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, student programs will operate remotely until the OAG determines that it is able to provide an in-person experience.
- For the Spring 2021, law students will be hired to work as legal aides at the hourly rate of $17.39;
- Applicants must be available 15 hours per week during regular business hours for a period of 10-12 weeks;
- Applicants must be eligible to be employed in the U.S.;
- U.S. citizenship and NYS residency are not required;
- At the time of hire, the selected applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are full-time day or evening law students and are in good academic standing as defined by their law school; and
- Applications from first year law students or first or second year evening students will not be considered.