Law Student Recruiting Coordinator

Arlington, VA
Full Time
Litigation Staff
Entry Level

Are you passionate about connecting with students and fostering their interest in constitutional law and civil liberties? Join the Institute for Justice (IJ) as our Law Student Recruiting Coordinator and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of liberty-minded lawyers! 

As the Law Student Recruiting Coordinator, you'll be responsible for planning, implementing, and facilitating programs at IJ involving undergraduate and law students. From coordinating student clerkships to assisting with the management of summer internships, your work will directly impact the success of our student outreach efforts and contribute to our mission of advancing individual rights.  

Key Responsibilities: 

Student Engagement 

  • Assist in planning and organizing IJ's annual Law Student Conference and Legal Intensives. 

  • Assist in content creation, speaker recruitment, and agenda planning for these events. 

  • Serve as the primary contact for attending students and coordinate the logistical aspects of the conferences. 

  • Promote and coordinate the application process and selection of students for student programs. 

  • Help us to stay connected with students who’ve been through our programs and meet new students by representing IJ at external events and conferences and hosting occasional get-togethers. 

Clerks and Interns 

  • Develop and execute hiring plans for student positions across all IJ offices. 

  • Review applications, conduct interviews alongside clerk coordinators, and facilitate the onboarding process. 

  • Provide ongoing support and mentorship to student hires. 

  • Plan and organize training sessions and networking events for students. 

Other Duties 

  • Assist with budgeting and reporting for student programming initiatives. 

  • Lead special projects to enhance our organizational resources. 


  • Bachelor's degree required. 

  • 0-3 years of recruiting, HR, career advisor/services, student ambassador, and/or legal assistant experience or something similar 

  • *Exact title dependent on level of experience. 

  • Strong organizational, communication, and time management skills. 

Why Join Us: 

At IJ, you'll be part of a dynamic team dedicated to defending liberty and fighting for justice. We offer a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities, and the chance to make a real impact on important legal issues. Plus, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that your work directly contributes to the development of future leaders in the field. 

We have a shared commitment to our mission and to our individual clients, ordinary people who want to pursue their vision of the American Dream without government interference. Each member of our staff is recognized for the integral part they play in the fulfillment of that mission. We value employees who meet the day with creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a can-do attitude. Together, we celebrate every win along the way and recover quickly from setbacks. 

Can you tell me more about compensation and benefits? 

IJ offers competitive compensation packages and superior benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, generous paid leave, and retirement benefits. We also offer flexible work-day schedules, two days each week to work from home, and up to four weeks each year to work from anywhere in the world with WiFi.  


IJ is an equal opportunity employer.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At IJ we value a diverse workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

To learn more about our culture and benefits, visit our Working at IJ page.



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