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Some public service employers are able to pay law students for their work, generally at an hourly rate.  Check Symplicity, maintained by the Career Planning Center, and PSLawNet.org regularly for updated job listings.

Some private, public interest law firms hire summer associates. The Private Public Interest and Plaintiff’s Firm Guide (made available through the courtesy of the  Center for Public Interest Law at Columbia Law School and the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School) includes a directory of such firms.