Wide Range of Practice Areas

Why Justice

As our nation’s largest legal employer, Justice offers opportunities for law students and attorneys in virtually every legal practice area. This chart will help you explore the work of various DOJ organizations, and find those that best match your interests and expertise.

Department of Justice Organization Abbreviations

ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

ATR Antitrust Division

BOP Federal Bureau of Prisons

CIV Civil Division

COPS Community Oriented Policing Services

CRM Criminal Division

CRS Community Relations Service

CRT Civil Rights Division

DEA Drug Enforcement Administration

ENRD Environment and Natural Resources Division

EOIR Executive Office for Immigration Review

EOUSA Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys

FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation

FCSC Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

JMD Justice Management Division

NSD National Security Division

OIG Office of the Inspector General

OIP Office of Information Policy

OJP Office of Justice Programs

OLA Office of Legislative Affairs

OLC Office of Legal Counsel

OLP Office of Legal Policy

OPA Office of the Pardon Attorney

OPR Office of Professional Responsibility

OSG Office of the Solicitor General

OTJ Office of Tribal Justice

OVW Office on Violence Against Women

PRAO Professional Responsibility Advisory Office

TAX Tax Division

USAO U.S. Attorneys’ Offices

USMS U.S. Marshals Service

USPC U.S. Parole Commission

USTP U.S. Trustee Program

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Administrative Law ATF, BOP, CIV, COPS, CRS, CRT, DEA, ENRD, EOIR, EOUSA, FBI, FCSC, JMD, OIG, OIP, OJP, OLC, OLP, OPA, TAX, USAO, USAO, USMS, USPC, USTP
Agriculture ATR, CIV, TAX
Aviation / Admiralty ATR, CIV, ENRD, USAO, USMS
ADR / Arbitration BOP, CIV, CRT, DEA, ENRD, EOUSA, OJP, TAX, USAO
Antitrust & Trade Regulation ATR, USAO
Appellate Practice ATR, BOP, CIV, CRM, CRT, ENRD, EOIR, NSD, OIP, OSG, TAX, USAO, USPC, USTP
Banking ATR, CIV, CRM, CRT, TAX, USAO
Bankruptcy BOP, CIV, CRM, ENRD, TAX, USAO, USTP
Business (Torts, Litigation) BOP, CIV, CRM, TAX, USAO, USTP
Children / Youth CRM, EOIR, EOUSA, OJP, OLP, USAO
Civil Enforcement CIV, ENRD, TAX, USAO, USTP
Civil Litigation ATF, ATR, BOP, CIV, CRM, CRT, DEA, ENRD, EOIR, EOUSA, FBI, OIP, OJP, OLP, TAX, USAO, USMS, USTP
Civil Rights ATF, BOP, CIV, COPS, CRT, DEA, FBI, OIG, OJP, OLP, USAO
Complex Litigation ATR, CIV, CRM, CRT, DEA, ENRD, TAX, USAO, USTP
Compliance DEA, FBI, OIG
Computer Crime / Cyber Crime CIV, CRM, EOUSA, FBI, NSD, OLP, USAO
Computers / Technology ATR
Constitutional Law ATF, BOP, CIV, CRM, CRT, DEA, ENRD, OLC, OLP, TAX, USAO, USMS, USAO
Construction BOP, CIV, USAO
Consumer Protection CIV, CRM, USAO
Copyrights & Trademark/Patent ATR, BOP, CIV, COPS, CRM, FBI, USAO
Corporate fraud CIV, CRM, FBI, FCSC, TAX, USAO
Counterterrorism BOP, CIV, CRM, FBI, NSD, OIG, OLP, TAX, USAO
Criminal Law ATF, ATR, BOP, CIV, COPS, CRM, CRT, DEA, ENRD, EOIR, FBI, NSD, OIG, OJP, OLP, OPA, OPR, TAX, USAO, USMS, USPC, USTP
Customs / Trade CIV, CRM
Death Penalty BOP, CRM, OLP, USAO
Disability / Mental Health BOP, CIV, CRT, FBI, JMD, USAO
Domestic Violence COPS, CRM, EOUSA, FBI, OLP, OVW, USAO
Drug Enforcement CIV, CRM, DEA, FBI, OLP, TAX, USAO
Education USTP, CIV, CRT, USAO
Employment Law ATF, BOP, CIV, COPS, CRM, CRT, DEA, EOIR, EOUSA, FBI, JMD, OIG, OJP, TAX, USAO, USMS, USTP
Energy ATR, CIV, ENRD, TAX
Environment BOP, CIV, CRM, CRT, DEA, ENRD, USAO
Employee Benefits CIV, CRM, DEA, FBI, JMD, TAX
Federal Employees BOP, CIV, CRM, CRT, DEA, FBI, JMD, OIG, OJP, USAO, USMS
Fiscal Law / Appropriations JMD, OJP
Foreclosure / Mortgage EOUSA, TAX, USAO, USTP
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act BOP, CIV, CRM, CRS, DEA, ENRD, EOUSA, FBI, JMD, OIG, OIP, OJP, OLC, TAX, USAO, USMS, USPC, USTP
Gaming CRM, ENRD, USAO
Government Contracts ATF, BOP, CIV, COPS, CRM, CRT, DEA, EOUSA, FBI, JMD, OIG, OJP, USAO, USMS
Grant Law CIV, COPS, JMD, OJP, OVW
Health / Medical BOP, CIV, DEA, USAO

Healthcare

ATR, BOP, CIV, CRM, CRT, DEA, TAX, USAO
Housing CIV, CRT, USAO
Human Rights CIV, CRM, CRT, EOIR, OLP, USAO
Immigration CIV, CRM, CRT, EOIR, FBI, OLP, OVW, USAO
Indian Law CIV, COPS, CRM, CRT, ENRD, EOUSA, OJP, OLP, OTJ, OVW, TAX, USAO
Insurance CIV, CRM, TAX
Intellectual Property ATR, BOP, CIV, COPS, CRM, FBI, JMD, OIP, OLP, USAO
International ATR, CIV, CRM, DEA, ENRD, FBI, FCSC, NSD, TAX, USAO
Internet / Electronic Commerce CIV, CRM, DEA, JMD, OLP, USAO
Juvenile CRM, CRT, EOIR, FBI, OJP, OLP, USAO
Labor BOP, CIV, CRM, CRT, DEA, EOUSA, FBI, JMD, OIG, OJP, USAO, USMS
Legislation ATF, ATR, BOP, CIV, COPS, CRM, CRS, CRT, DEA, ENRD, EOUSA, FBI, NSD, OIG, OIP, OJP, OLA, OLC, OLP, OVW, USMS, USAO
Malpractice BOP, CIV, USAO
Military CIV, CRM, NSD, USAO
National Security & Intelligence BOP, CIV, CRM, DEA, ENRD, FBI, NSD, OIG, OLC, OLP, TAX
Police Misconduct BOP, CRS, DEA, ENRD, FBI, NSD, OIG, OLC, OLP, TAX, USAO
Prisoners’ Rights BOP, CRT, DEA, OIG, USAO, USMS, USPC
Product Liability CIV, OLP
Professional Responsibility / Ethics BOP, CIV, CRM, EOUSA, FBI, JMD, OIG, OJP, OLC, OPR, PRAO, USTP
Racial / Ethnic Justice CRT, FBI, JMD, OIG, OLP, USAO

Real Estate

BOP, CIV, ENRD, TAX, USAO

Religious Freedom

BOP, CIV, CRT, USAO

Regulation

ATF, BOP, CIV, COPS, CRT, DEA, ENRD, OJP, OLP, USAO, USTP

Securities

ATR, CIV, CRM, TAX, USAO

Social Security / Public Benefits

CIV, USAO

State and Local Issues

CIV, COPS, CRM, CRT, OLP, TAX, USAO

Tax

BOP, TAX, USAO

Telecommunications

ATR, DEA, TAX

Tort Law / Personal Injury

ATF, BOP, CIV, COPS, DEA, FBI, USAO, USMS

Transportation

ATR, CIV, TAX

Trial Practice

ATR, CIV, CRM, CRT, DEA, ENRD, TAX, USAO, USTP

Veterans

CIV, CRT, JMD, USAO

Violent Crime / Organized Crime / Gangs

CRM, DEA, EOUSA, USAO

Voting Rights

CRM, DEA, EOUSA, USAO

White Collar Crime

CRM, CRT, USAO

Women’s Issues

CRT, OJP, OLP, OVW, USAO

Workers’ Compensation

CIV, DEA, FBI, OIG