We at UCLA School of Law take seriously our commitment to educating the public interest lawyers and advocates of the future and nurturing in all of our students a public service ethic.  Our students and alumni, in turn, are excited to work with you – the nonprofit organizations, government agencies and offices, and private firms – engaged in the difficult work that is necessary to advance justice. 

Posting Public Interest Job Announcements

The School of Law welcomes public interest employment announcements throughout the year.  Posting a position is free of charge and is an effective way to attract School of Law candidates, whether students or alumni.  The School’s Office of Career Services manages the posting process.

Recruiting on Campus – Job and Information Fairs, Career Day and Interviewing Programs

Fall Semester Public Interest Information Fair

The Annual Fall Semester Public Interest Information Fair, characterized by a “table-talk” format, affords students the opportunity to meet Los Angeles-area nonprofit legal employers in an informal setting. The Fair is intended to enable students to learn about the range of nonprofit legal work and to network and speak with employers about internship, externship and employment opportunities.

For more information and to learn how to participate, please contact Catherine Mayorkas in the Office of Public Interest Programs at mayorkas@law.ucla.edu/ (310) 206-9155.

      Government Reception and Information Fair

During fall semester, the Office of Career Services and Office of Public Interest Programs host an Annual Government Month, including a series of panel discussions and the Annual Government Reception and Information Fair.  The panel discussions and the Information Fair provide students the opportunity to learn about the range of legal work in government at the local, state and federal levels, and the Information Fair affords students the additional opportunity  to network and speak with employers about specific internship, externship and employment opportunities. 

For more information about the Annual Government Month and to learn how to participate, please contact Linda Kressh in the Office of Career Services at kressh@law.ucla.edu / (310) 206-1117.

      Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day

This annual early spring semester career fair, which is hosted by the School of Law and cosponsored by the southern California-area law schools, is comprised of a number of different activities, including formal interviews for summer and postgraduate positions, panel discussions, informal lunchtime discussions focusing on different substantive areas of public interest practice, and informal “table talk” with public interest employers. 

For more information about Career Day, including employer registration information, see here.

      Additional On-Campus Interviewing Opportunities

The School of Law sponsors a formal and extensive Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program, which typically includes a number of public interest (nonprofit, public and private sector) employers.  This Program is coordinated by the School of Law’s Office of Career Services.

Supplementing the more formal Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program, throughout the year, the School of Law welcomes public interest employers who wish to interview first-, second- and/or third-year students for summer and postgraduate positions, respectively.  For more information about these more informal opportunities to interview on-campus, contact Catherine Mayorkas at mayorkas@law.ucla.edu / (310) 206-9155.

Resume Collections

The School of Law offers a Resume Collection Program to employers who may prefer not to interview on-campus but are interested in receiving resumes from students.  For more information, please contact Linda Kressh at kressh@law.ucla.edu / (310) 206-1117 or Catherine Mayorkas at mayorkas@law.ucla.edu / (310) 206-9155.

New Graduate Opportunity Program

The School of Law’s New Graduate Opportunity Program funds part-time work with nonprofit organization and government agencies and offices on a temporary basis for graduating students.  The Program is administered by the School’s Office of Career Services.