Topeka, Kansas

Posted Date

April 11, 2024

Contact Information

Jude Overton

The Office of the Kansas Attorney General’s Special Litigation & Constitutional Issues Division is seeking an attorney with an interest in federalism, separation of powers, and other constitutional issues to help litigate some of the most complex and high-profile civil cases the office handles. We want talented and aggressive litigators who take an entrepreneurial approach to protecting the rights of Kansans across the board.

The Division’s primary focus is on suing the federal government (for example, in Kansas v. Biden, which challenges the federal government’s unlawful student loan forgiveness program) and submitting comments on proposed federal regulations that may infringe on state sovereignty or constitutional rights. But the division also handles other affirmative and defensive cases that involve constitutional issues, including litigation challenging the constitutionality of state statutes.

This is an opportunity to get involved in interesting and exciting cases, perhaps much earlier in one’s career than would be the case outside of the OAG. We have and will file suits with a strong chance of landing in the U.S. Supreme Court. These are cases that are national in scope and filed in courts across the country. Strategic vision, political savvy, and compatibility with the administration’s legal philosophy and goals are all important. If you want to blaze a path, handling cutting-edge issues in cases that will shape the law going forward, this is the job for you.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and additional duties may be added.


Licensing & Certification

  • Membership in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas or eligible for admission without examination
  • A valid driver’s license

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent writing ability
  • Prior experience or demonstrated interest in federalism, separation of powers, and constitutional rights

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two (2) years post-J.D. experience
  • Judicial clerkship and/or top 25% of law school class
  • Experience with the rulemaking process under the Administrative Procedure Act or similar statutes (e.g., drafting or responding to comments, drafting notices or final rules)
  • Experience litigating under Section 1983, the Administrative Procedure Act, or similar statutes
  • Significant experience in criminal, civil, or administrative litigation

Application Process

Submit the following documents via email to

  • Cover Letter (optional)
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (no more than ten pages)
  • Law school transcript if practicing law for less than four years
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)