David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy

30th Annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day

UCLA School of Law is pleased to host the 30th Annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day.

30th Annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day

Saturday, February 7, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UCLA School of Law

Overview

UCLA School of Law is pleased to host the 30th Annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day. While held at UCLA School of Law, the Career Day is cosponsored by the Southern California-area law schools, including California Western, Chapman, La Verne, Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, Thomas Jefferson, UC Irvine, UCLA, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, Western State and Whittier. The annual Career Day is designed to expose law students to the practice of law in the public interest and to encourage students to consider a public interest career path. More than 110 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private firms are expected to participate in Career Day activities.

Public Interest Career Day is comprised of a number of different activities:

  • Prescheduled, formal interviews for summer and/or postgraduate positions
  • Informal "table-talk," with representatives of the participating organizations, agencies and firms
  • A series of informal lunchtime discussions, each focusing on a different substantive area of public interest practice (e.g., children and youth, environmental law, labor law), as well as a lunchtime discussion focusing on postgraduate fellowships and the fellowship application process
  • An afternoon panel discussion, "Criminal Law: Prosecution and Defense"

Registration

For Students:

Attendance on Saturday, February 7th is open to all J.D. students from the cosponsoring law schools, as well as to students from law schools outside Southern California. Please note, however, that only students from the cosponsoring schools are eligible to participate in the prescheduled, formal interviews. There is no need to preregister and there is no registration fee.

For Organizations, Agencies and Firms:

Registration information will be circulated in late October 2014. If you would like to be added to the list of potential participating entities to ensure that you receive the registration information and/or if you have any questions, please contact:

Catherine Mayorkas
Director, Public Interest Programs
UCLA School of Law
(310) 206-9155
Mayorkas@law.ucla.edu