Government Careers

  • With opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels, being a government attorney is a very rewarding legal career. Government attorneys usually work reasonable hours, receive fair compensation and benefits, and gain hands-on legal experience long before their peers in private practice.

    Capital Law School is located in the heart of Ohio’s capital, the home of state government and is blocks away from government offices for the city of Columbus and United States. Both students and graduates of Capital enjoy opportunities to work with government agencies located in Columbus, Ohio. Many of Capital’s students earn either externship credit or law clerk compensation while working for the government. For example, students routinely work for

     

    • Columbus City Attorney’s Office
    • Ohio Attorney General’s Office
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
    • Franklin County Public Defender and Prosecutor’s Office
    • Public Utilities Commission of Ohio


    Yet, opportunities are not simply local. Capital students and graduates have worked for government agencies around the country including the

     

    • U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montana
    • Illinois EPA
    • U.S. House of Representatives
    • Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office
    • Douglas County Juvenile Court, Douglasville, Georgia
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida


    Government agencies hire law students and alumni in a variety of ways including posting positions on our job posting board, participating in our on campus interviewing program, and resume collection. Because of our strong externship program, some of the government agency participants routinely hire students and alumni for part-time and full-time paid positions based on externship performance.