Office of the city attorney - City of oakland
Summer law clerks – 2019
The Oakland City Attorney's Office is now accepting applications from law students for full-time and part-time summer Law Clerk positions. We also accept applications for clinical semesters and volunteer fall and spring Law Clerks.
The Oakland City Attorney's Office provides legal representation and advice to the City's agencies, departments, Mayor, City Administrator, City Council, and City boards and commissions. The Office also defends the City in litigation, files actions on the City's behalf and handles writ petitions and appeals. Law Clerks will be assigned to work on litigation, advisory and transactional matters of City-wide importance, based on their interests and experience, and the Office's needs.
Litigation matters may include cases in State and Federal court involving civil rights claims, personal injury, land use and planning issues, contract disputes, and employment claims. Advisory and transactional matters may include labor relations, employment law, civil rights, constitutional law, land use and planning, municipal finance and taxation, real estate, copyright, election law, as wells as other areas of municipal law.
No prior municipal law experience is required.
The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks to attract law clerks of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The City Attorney fosters a work environment that is diverse and inclusive, where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.
Please note that the summer Law Clerk positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week). However, a part-time schedule may be approved. Due to budget constraints, these positions are available only on a work-study, volunteer or academic credit basis. Fall and spring Law Clerk positions are part-time and may be staffed on a volunteer or academic credit basis. We do not have a minimum time commitment for our Law Clerks, but do request reasonable notice of departure.