The Outten & Golden Public Interest Fellowship, based in our New York City office, offers a significant opportunity for public interest-oriented law school graduates to learn litigation skills from experienced and passionate colleagues. The Fellow will:

  • Work on a substantial docket of both individual and class cases involving discrimination, wage theft, and other workplace violations, and, through close supervision and training by more senior lawyers, be given the opportunity to develop a variety of negotiation and litigation skills;
  • Choose a litigation focus for public interest advocacy consistent with the goals of O&G and the Fellow;
  • Coordinate the Firm’s public interest committee, which vets proposed pro bono cases and chooses the recipient of the annual Public Interest Award;
  • Keep track of pro bono projects and partnerships; and
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with the Firm’s non-profit allies through coordinating external clinics, managing pro bono referrals, and other projects that may arise.

Our ideal candidate has a commitment to workplace fairness and strong commitment to public interest work, has excellent writing and analytical skills, thrives on independent responsibility, and is well-organized. Diversity, inclusiveness and equity are fundamental to our work at O&G. We believe that to be effective advocates for civil rights and workplace fairness we must strive for diversity within our own workforce. We are committed to diversity among our lawyers and staff, and to fostering a collegial and supportive workplace.

This two year Fellowship is open to all new law school graduates and recent law school graduates completing clerkships. Anticipated start date: Fall 2019.

To Apply

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample of no more than ten pages (not edited by anyone else) to: @emailSpecify in the subject line: Public Interest Fellowship Application. No phone calls, please.


November 2, 2018 or until position is filled.