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You're an attorney with strong legal skills who is challenged by the responsibilities Navy OGC has to offer. You have:

  • a strong academic record
  • good writing skills
  • talent for building client relationships
  • curiosity about how you can contribute in Government service

Navy OGC welcomes applications both from law students and practicing attorneys. Law school students seeking a career with OGC typically arrive through OGC's Advance Commitment Program and/or Summer Law Clerk Program.

Each fall, a number of third-year law students choose a career with OGC. These students, called "advance commitments," will begin work after they have completed law school, either before or after taking the bar exam.

Each year, a number of second-year students choose OGC for a summer clerkship. Our clerks have an opportunity to undertake a variety of projects, and a highlight of the summer program is a visit to a naval activity, such as a naval air station or a ship. If you're a summer law clerk in the Washington, D.C. area, you'll also take part in a Government-wide summer law clerk program where you'll have an opportunity to join with your peers in visiting other agencies in Washington, D.C. A number of offers ("advance commitments") are made to third-year students who have served as summer law clerks.

Navy OGC recruits each year at law schools and consortiums across the country. Also, individual OGC offices often recruit through law schools in their region for local openings. We always welcome inquiries from students at other schools that we're not able to visit.

For law school graduates, Navy OGC recruits for existing vacancies at appropriate levels. Practicing attorneys with experience in one of our specialties often bring to us important skills to meet our needs.

We hope that you'll consider us as part of your career plan. Navy OGC is committed to equal employment opportunity. We actively seek qualified applications among women and minority law students and attorneys, and make offers to comparably qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, political affiliation, or marital status.

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