Information for Third-Year Law Student Applicants

General Information

The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office will accept applications for full-time employment from graduating law students with the following qualifications:

  • Academic success
  • Strong writing ability
  • Oral advocacy skills
  • Maturity/experience
  • Public service commitment
  • Alignment with Office core values

Tennessee Attorney General’s Office Advantages for New Attorneys

  • Immediate litigation experience on meaningful matters
  • A very collegial environment
  • An individual development plan
  • Sixteen divisions affording different paths with cross-development potential over time
  • Transitional employment available after graduation but before Bar results allow licensing

There Are 50 State AG Offices:  Why Tennessee?

  • Stability: AG is appointed by the state supreme court for an 8-year term
  • Fiscal strength: The state pension fund is one of the best managed in the country, no state income tax, AAA state bond rating
  • Nashville: A diverse and fast growing city with 120-plus live music venues, great green spaces, extensive biking/jogging/walking trails, professional and collegiate sports teams, and an ever growing dining scene


  • Primary offices in downtown Nashville

Application Procedures:

Applications can be submitted via our online applicant portal.   Please direct questions to

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws. Offers for this position will be contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history check.