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:

Interested applicants should submit a resume, transcript, cover letter, writing sample and three references to Personnel Officer, Attention: 3L Applicants, PO Box 20207, Nashville, TN 37202.  Materials may also be submitted by email in Word, WordPerfect or PDF format to, with “3L Applicant” in the subject line. 


If you have further questions, please contact Pete Sullivan at 615-741-2820 or

Equal Opportunity Employer