One of the greatest strengths of Social Justice Initiatives at Columbia Law School is the breadth and depth of our public interest alumni community.
We are the hub connecting public service graduates with each other, students, and jobs in the public interest and government through our graduate advising services, events and robust graduate networks.
SJI's career advisors are here to serve all Columbia Law School graduates. Unsure where to start? Contact Tory Messina, our dedicated graduate advisor, to set up a meeting or initial call.
LinkedIn: Join the Columbia Law School Public Sector Alumni-Student Connections group (private).
The Alumni Community: A database of Columbia graduates (UNI login required), including the "Social Justice Initiatives: Law School" group of nearly 600 graduates committed to public service.
SJI Graduate Newsletter: A quarterly SJI Alumni Newsletter for and about SJI grads. To subscribe, contact Tory Messina.
Judith Browne Dianis '92, SJI's 2017 Distinguished Graduate of the Year
SJI's Public Interest Job Search Toolkit features valuable job search materials for both students and grads.*
And here are more guides and publications created or collected by SJI for grads and students.
Watch our Video Tutorials on preparing for career transitions:
*Note that you will need your UNI login to access these materials. If you don't know your UNI or password, click here.
Symplicity is the place to access job opportunities posted for Columbia Law School grads.
You can also create an automatic weekly email of public sector jobs.
PSJD posts public sector jobs for law graduates from member schools.
Share your success with the Columbia Law School SJI community:
Alumni are welcome to join us at many of our programs, both on campus and beyond.
Public Sector Salaries
SJI has collected data from graduates who self-report their salaries from public interest, government and international non-governmental jobs. The data includes class years, geographic regions, organization descriptions, salaries, benefits, and links to select organization's salary schedule. Click here to view or download the report in .pdf format. If you would like to receive an interactive Excel version of the report, contact Tory Messina.
If you are a graduate interested in helping the SJI community by sharing your salary, please do so via this form.
SJI has contact information for individual graduates willing to speak with and counsel students and graduates about the financial realities of their region and field. Please contact Tory Messina directly for more information or if you are currently seeking to negotiate your public sector salary.