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Public Law and Policy Program

Public Interest Law and Policy Program

Alumni and Students in Public Service/Graduate and Student Funding

Oregon Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program(“LRAP”) provides forgivable loans of up to $5000 annually for graduates in qualifying public service employment. Read about our recent graduates and their inspirational work in public service!

In addition, the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (“OLSPIF”) raises fund through its annual auction to provide students stipends for summer public interest work. In summer of 2013, OLSPIF funded 14 students with stipends of $3700. For a list of stipend recipients and their employers, , click here

Additional summer funding options

Federal Communications Bar Internship Stipends for Law Students

Friends of Land Air Water Stipend Program

Oregon State Bar Diversity Inclusion: Public Honors Fellowship

OSB Taxation Section New Tax Lawyer Committee Public Service Stipend

Summer Funding Resources Available for Work in Any Geographic Location

Summer Funding Resources Available for Work in Specific Geographical Regions

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Oregon Law students and alumni have a breadth of public service employment opportunities. Below is a sampling of employers our students and graduates have joined in recent years, for summer or permanent positions.

Student positions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court of Oregon
Superior Court of California
Utah Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
Marin County Superior Court
Maryland Court of Special Appeals
United State’s Attorneys Office
IRS, Office of Chief Counsel
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Office of Senator Ron Wyden
Bonneville Power Administration
Federal Public Defender-multiple locations
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish & Wildlife Service
Food and Water Watch
Center for Biological Diversity
California Department of Justice
California Department of Fish and Game
Oregon Department of Justice
Oregon State Legislature
Citizens Utility Board
Port of Portland
Lane County District Attorney
Multnomah County District Attorney
City of Chicago Law Department
City of Bellevue
King County District Attorney
Trustees for Alaska
Save Our Springs Alliance
Florence Immigration and Refugee Rights Project
Western Environmental Law Center
Fair Housing Counsel of Riverside
Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, San Francisco
Eastside Legal Assistance Project, Bellevue
Office of the Public Defender, Kona
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, St. Louis, MO
Youth Rights Justice, Portland
Immigration Center for Women and Children of SF,
Northwest Justice Project
San Francisco Public Defender

Graduate positions
U.S. Department of State (Presidential Management Fellow hire)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Presidential Management Fellow hire)
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (Presidential Management Fellow hire)
Internal Revenue Service
Bonneville Power Administration
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Oregon Department of Justice
Washington State Supreme Court
Montana Supreme Court
Nevada Supreme Court
Oregon Court of Appeals
Oregon Tax Court
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Lane County Courts
State of Oregon Legislative Services
Washington State Department of Ecology
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Indiana Department of Child Services
Kosovo Ministry of Justice
Crook County DA
Clackamas Co. DA
Bronx DA
Ada County DA
Office of the Oakland City Attorney
Benton County DA
Multnomah County DA
San Francisco Baykeeper
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Sitka Conservation Society
Lassen County Public Defender,
Intermountain Public Defender
Umpqua County Public Defender, Oregon State Office of Public Defense Services, SEIU Local
Cascadia Wildlands Project
Renewable Energy of Alaska Project
Vancouver Defenders
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
Metropolitan Public Defender
Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services
Texas Civil Rights Project, Alternative Defense Counsel
Calapooia Watershed Council
Office of the Public Advocate of the City of New York.

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