Office of Social Justice Initiatives

Social Justice Initiatives (SJI) offers public interest/public service career advising. We oversee the summer fundingpro bono, and postgraduate fellowship programs, the Public Interest/Public Service Fellows Program, and public sector on-campus interviewing. We also publish numerous job search tools.


SJI also leads conversations on campus about cutting edge racial and social justice issues and other intersections of law and justice.

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By offering professional development programming, career advising, counseling, support, and community, we equip students and graduates with an expansive view of how they might use their legal education to advance the public good and promote social justice through the law.

Contact Information

Office of Social Justice Initiatives

435 West 116th Street, Box B-26

Department Services

Columbia Law School’s Office of Social Justice Initiatives is one of the largest offices at any law school devoted to nurturing students who are interested in exploring public interest or government work—while on campus, or for a future career—is responsible for professional development and career services for students and graduates interested in pursuing public interest and government work.