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Annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day


Date/Time :2/9/2013 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description :

28th Annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day
 
Saturday, February 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UCLA School of Law
 
Overview
 
UCLA School of Law is pleased to host the 28th 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 participating 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 9th is open to all law students from the cosponsoring law schools, as well as to students from law schools outside Southern California.  Please note, however, that only law 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:
 
While registration for conducting interviews is now closed, registration remains open through Wednesday, February 6, for participation in other aspects of the Day. If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact: 
 
Rochelle Adelman
Assistant Director, Public Interest Programs
UCLA School of Law
(310) 794-5355
 
 
Participating Organizations, Agencies and Firms
 
Entities Participating in Table-Talk (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. [with lunchtime break from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.])
 
ACLU Foundation of Southern California
ALF-CIO Office of the General Counsel
Alliance for Children’s Rights
Anti-Defamation League, Civil Rights Division
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
California Public Utilities Commission - Administrative Law Judge Division
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
California Western School of Law LL.M in Trial Advocacy Program
Center for Civic Mediation
Central American Resource Center
Children’s Law Center of California
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Dream Center DACA Clinic
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
Community Lawyers, Inc.
Community Legal Services
Compassion Over Killing, Legal Advocacy Program
Consumer Watchdog
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Desert Legal Aid
Disability Rights California
Disability Rights Legal Center
Equal Justice Works
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
Eviction Defense Network
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
Federal Public Defender, Central District, California
Federal Trade Commission, Western Region – Los Angeles
Found Animals Foundation
Hadsell, Stormer, Richardson & Renick LLP
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
Housing Rights Center
Immigration Center for Women and Children
Inner City Law Center
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
International Institute of Los Angeles, Immigration Legal Services
Invisible Children
Jewish Family Service, Prins Asylum Program
KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)
LACBA AIDS Legal Services Project
Learning Rights Law Center
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Legal Aid of Marin
Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice
Los Angeles City Attorney
Los Angeles County District Attorney
Los Angeles County Public Defender
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judicial Externships
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Juvenile Division
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants
Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center
Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project
Los Angeles Police Department, Office of the Inspector General
Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund
Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
National Health Law Program
National Immigration Law Center
National Labor Relations Board, Region 21
National Labor Relations Board, Region 31
National Lawyers Guild
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Ochoa Legal Group
Office of Legislative Counsel
OneJustice
Orange County Superior Court
Palestine Works
Public Counsel Law Center
Public Law Center
Rainbow Services, Ltd.
Riverside County District Attorney
Rothner, Segal & Greenstone
San Bernardino County Public Defender
Southern Public Defender Training Center (Gideon’s Promise)
The Williams Institute
Traber & Voorhees
UCLA Labor Center
UNITE HERE Local 11, Legal Department
United Farm Workers of America, Legal Department
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District, California
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Chief Counsel
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment & Management
U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Hearings Unit
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legal Unit
U.S. Marine Corps, Judge Advocate General (JAG)
Wage Justice Center
Western Center on Law & Poverty
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles [Summer Funding Opportunity]
Working People’s Law Center
 
Entities Participating in Formal Interviews
 
        Alliance for Children’s Rights                                                                                                       
        Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center                                                                         
        Asian Pacific American Legal Center                                                                                            
        Bet Tzedek Legal Services                                                                                                          
        California Appellate Project                                                                                                          
        California Coastal Commission                                                                                                    
California Public Utilities Commission, ALJ Division                                                                                                
        California Rural Legal Assistance
        Cancer Legal Resource Center                                                                                                    
        Central American Resource Center [carecen]                                                                                                
        Children’s Law Center of California                                                                                               
        Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights
        Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking                                                                                                      
        Community Legal Services                                                                                                                          
        Compassion Over Killing                                                                                                             
        Consumer Watchdog                                                                                                                                            
        Disability Rights California                                                                                                          
        Disability Rights Legal Center
        Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project                                                                                                             
        Federal Defenders of San Diego                                                                                                                  
        Greenlining Institute                                                                                                                   
        Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick LLP
        Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law                                                                                            
        Housing Rights Center                                                                                                                               
        Immigration Center for Women and Children                                                                                                  
        Inner City Law Center                                                                                                                
        International Institute of Los Angeles, Immigration Legal Services                                                    
        Jewish Family Service, Prins Asylum Program 
        Kids In Need of Defense [kind]                                                                                                    
        Learning Rights Law Center                                                                                                                        
        Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles                                                                                            
        Legal Services of Northern California
        Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice                                                                                          
        Los Angeles County Superior Court, Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants                                          
        Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.                                                                                        
        Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center                                                                                                              
        Los Angeles Waterkeeper
        Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund 
        Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.                                                                                                         
          Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund [maldef]                                                    
          Monterey County Public Defender                                                                                                
          National Center for Lesbian Rights                                                                                               
          National Immigration Law Center                                                                                                                 
          National Senior Citizens Law Center                                                                                                             
        Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County                                                                      
        Peace Over Violence
        Rainbow Services, Ltd.                                                                                                                               
        Riverside County District Attorney                                                                                                               
        San Bernardino County Superior Court                                                                                          
          San Diego County Office of the Public Defender                                                                            
        Southern Public Defender Training Center (now Gideon’s Promise)                                                    .
        U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement                                
        U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section                                                                     
        U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor                                                                            
        U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Hearings Unit                                                                                     
        U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legal Unit                                                          
        UCLA Labor Center
        United Farm Workers, Legal Department 
        Wage Justice Center
        Western Center on Law & Poverty                                                                                               
        Wishtoyo Foundation / Ventura Coastkeeper
 

Lunchtime Discussions – Topics and Participants  (12:40 – 1:25 p.m.)
 
            Children and Youth
                    Alliance for Children’s Rights
                    Center for Civic Mediation
                    Children’s Law Center of California
                    Invisible Children
                                                                                                                                                           
            Employment Law                                                                                                                          
                    California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
                    Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick LLP
                    Traber & Voorhees
                    U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor
                    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Hearings Unit
                    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legal Unit
                                                                                                                                                           
            Health Law                                                                                                                                  
                    Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project
                    National Health Law Program
                    National Senior Citizens Law Center
 
            Immigration Law                                                                                                                           
                    Central American Resource Center
                    Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
                    International Institute of Los Angeles
                    Jewish Family Service, Prins Asylum Program
                    National Immigration Law Center
                                                                                                                                                                                   
            Labor Law                                                                                                                                   
                    Ochoa Legal Group
                    Rothner, Segall & Greenstone
                    UCLA Labor Center
                    United Farm Workers, Legal Department                                                                                  
 
            Tax Law                                                                                                                                                       
                    Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Chief Counsel
       
            Postgraduate Fellowships Information Session                                            
                    Equal Justice Works [Washington, D.C.]
                    Former/Current Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and Americorps Fellows
 
            U.S. Department of Justice Information Session                                                             
            [The Postgraduate Honors Program, Summer Law Intern Program &
            Volunteer Summer Intern Program]
                    U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment & Management
 
 
Criminal Law Panel Discussion -- Prosecution and Defense  (2:00 - 3:15 p.m.)

 
The panel will focus on the practice of criminal law, both prosecution and defense, and how best to prepare oneself for pursuing a career in criminal law.  Panelists will discuss their respective practices, how they pursued their criminal law interests during law school, and how law students can best prepare themselves to pursue comparable paths.
 
With Panelists
 
Ilham Askia
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Gideon’s Promise
(formerly the Southern Public Defender Training Center)
 
Meghan Blanco
Assistant United States Attorney, Public Corruption & Civil Rights Section
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District, California
 
Jesica Espinoza
Special Agent, Office of Law Enforcement
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
 
Jeffrey Gilliam
Head Deputy, Central Misdemeanors and Training and Law Clerk Program
Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office
 
Robert Grace
Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
 
Will Rivera
Assistant Supervising Attorney, Central Trials
Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
 
Michael Weinstein
Deputy Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit
Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District, California
 
 
For additional information on the 28th Annual Southern California Public Interest Career Day contact:
 
Rochelle Adelman
Assistant Director, Public Interest Programs
UCLA School of Law
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90095
(310) 794-5355
 
 
Directions and Map to UCLA School of Law and Parking Information
 
For Students / Alumni:
 
Parking on the UCLA campus is $11. 
 
        Parking if Arriving BEFORE 10:00 a.m.
 
Lot 2:  Enter the campus at the Westholme and Hilgard Avenues entrance.  Turn left immediately into Lot 2 where an attendant will sell you an all-day pass for $11, or ask the attendant for directions to the “pay by space” spaces in Lot 2.  The School of Law is north of Lot 2 (and there will be directional signs).
 
        Parking if Arriving AFTER 10:00 a.m.
 
Lot 3:  Enter the campus at Wyton Drive and Hilgard Avenue.  [The backside of the School of Law will be diagonally to your left when you enter campus.]  Make a right at the first (almost immediate) corner, Charles E. Young Drive East.  Continue on Charles E. Young Drive East past the first stop sign and until you reach the stop sign.  The designated entrance to Lot 3 will be to your left after you pass the intersection.  Parking attendants will be at the entrance to provide you with a parking pass ($11).  You also have the option of entering Lot 3 at the next entrance to your left, which will allow you to “pay by space.”  You then will backtrack to the School of Law (and there will be directional signs).
 
For Participating Organizations, Agencies and Firms:
 
Participating organization, agency and firm representatives will receive all-day parking in Lot 3 at no charge.  Please enter the campus at the Wyton Drive and Hilgard Avenue entrance.  [The backside of the School of Law will be diagonally to your left when you enter campus.]  Make a right at the first (almost immediate) corner, Charles E. Young Drive East.  Continue on Charles E. Young Drive East past the first stop sign and until you reach the stop sign.  The designated entrance to Lot 3 will be to your left after you pass the intersection. Parking attendants will be at the entrance to provide you with a parking pass.  You will need the specified Career Day employer password to receive free parking.  You then will backtrack to the School of Law (and there will be directional signs).
 
 
Please note that the only available access to the building without stairs is at the front (south side) or west side of the School of Law building.
 

For additional maps and directions to UCLA and the School of Law, see http://www.law.ucla.edu/about-ucla-school-of-law/visit/visitor%20guide/Pages/default.aspx.