Criminal lawyers represent either the state or individuals on a wide range of crimes ranging from simple misdemeanor traffic violations to first degree murder. Settings for criminal lawyers include governmental agencies at either the federal, state or local level, or, in the case of non-indigent defense work, for small or solo private practices.
- PSJD Careers in Criminal Prosecution - features many resources about prosecutorial careers, including Harvard's Fast Track to a U.S. Attorney's Office and the Yale Criminal Prosecution Guide.
- PSJD Careers in Public Defense - features extensive resources about public defense work, including NYU's Public Defender Career Handbook and the Harvard Careers in Indigent Defense Guide.
- Criminal Hypotheticals - an article explaining the type of hypothetical questions that typically arise in criminal law interviews, and how best to prepare for them.
Public Defense/Death Penalty:
- Berkeley Law Capital Defense Internships and Jobs -internship and job opportunities for law students and recent graduates in offices around the country that are engaged in the defense of death row inmates or capitally-charged defendants
- National Legal Aid and Defender Association Job Board - includes positions in civil legal services, defender organizations, pro bono and public interest organizations, public interest law firms and academia.
- List of State/Local Prosecutorial Offices: Web links by state
- OPICS Guide to Prosecutors Office Employment Opportunities
- National Association of Attorneys Generals: Information about careers in state-level prosecution and links to all U.S. AG offices.
- National District Attorney's Association contains video in which a variety of prosecutors talk about cases they have worked on.