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Directory Year: 2022

New York City Law Department - New York, New York

http://www.nyc.gov/law

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
Lawyers 2020 2021 2022
LAWYERS
Experienced 18 31 Unknown
Entry-level 56 31 70
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0 0 0
2Ls 24 24 28
1Ls 24 8 19
Semester Interns 44 35 Unknown


Number of 2021 entry-level attorneys who were former interns 15
Number of 2021 2Ls considered for attorney offers 24
Number of offers made 24
Prefer significant prior experience in area? Case-by-case
For attorney hires, do you require bar admission? Yes
For attorney hires, do you require prior practice experience? No
Is US citizenship required? No

Split summers

Are split summers allowed? Yes
If yes, minimum weeks 8
Are 1Ls considered for interns? Yes
Comments regarding Hiring

The Law Department looks for candidates who are committed to public service, pursuing justice and serving the common good. To best serve the City we represent, the Law Department seeks individuals from a variety of backgrounds who can bring different perspectives to contribute to the work of the office. The Law Department also seeks candidates who want to contribute to a work environment that values teamwork, inclusion and respect. Finally, as many of our attorneys work in litigating divisions, the Law Department seeks candidates who have experience in moot court, trial advocacy, debate, public speaking, or litigation/mediation clinics or internships.

Length of time with organization

What percent of legal staff has been with the organization less than 2 years? 14.91
What percent of legal staff has been with the organization 2-5 years? 29.11
What percent of legal staff has been with the organization 6-10 years? 21.78
What percent of legal staff has been with the organization more than 10 years? 34.2
Date applications first accepted for summer interns 8/1/2022
Date applications first accepted for attorneys 8/1/2022
Deadline for applications from summer interns 3/1/2023
Deadline for applications from attorneys n/a
Date offers are made to summer interns offers made on a rolling basis
Date offers are made to attorneys offers made on a rolling basis
Average length of hiring process (months) for summer interns 3 months
Average length of hiring process (months) for attorneys 3 months
When should 1Ls apply? 12/1/2022

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire domestic LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

Foreign LL.M.s

Do you hire foreign LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

The Law Department will consider applications from foreign law students graduating with American LL.M.s.  Citizenship is not a requirement for employment with the office, but applicants must have the authorization to work in the country. The office is able to assist with applications for TN visas.

When should LL.M.s submit applications?
Preferred application materials

Resume, cover letter, writing sample, list of three references, and law school transcript

Hiring Criteria

The Law Department looks for candidates who are committed to public service, pursuing justice and serving the common good. To best serve the City we represent, the Law Department seeks individuals from a variety of backgrounds who can bring different perspectives to contribute to the work of the office. The Law Department also seeks candidates who want to contribute to a work environment that values teamwork, inclusion and respect. Finally, as many of our attorneys and interns work in litigating divisions, the Law Department seeks candidates who have experience in moot court, trial advocacy, debate, public speaking, or litigation/mediation clinics or internships.

Honors programs

Do you offer a post-graduate honors program? Yes
Describe

The Law Department invites applications from graduating law students seeking either full or part-time placements for volunteer or law school funded post-graduate fellowships.

Campus Interviews Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Brooklyn Law School
Columbia University Law School
CUNY School of Law at Queens College
Fordham University School of Law
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Hofstra University School of Law
Howard University School of Law
New York Law School
New York University School of Law
Pace University School of Law
Rutgers University School of Law - Newark
St. John's University School of Law
Syracuse University College of Law
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Villanova University School of Law
William & Mary Law School
Yale Law School
Job Fair / Consortia Attended

Southeast Minority Job Fair

National Law School Consortium

Northeast BLSA Job Fair

Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair

NYU Public Interest Job Fair

 

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2021 32
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2021 5