As you navigate OCI, we want to remind you to research the employers. We recently subscribed to Vault, which is a great resource for you to use when analyzing law firms and other employers. Here is the link for UC Davis students to access the exclusive Vault content: http://access.vault.com/career-insider-login.aspx?aid=256816. In addition, to information regarding firms, Vault provides a lot of other industry information, career guides and tips for interviewing. We encourage everyone to log in and review the resources.
Those of you preparing for OCI, we encourage you to also review www.nalpdirectory.com and the employers' websites.
To view Career News for August 23, 2016 please click here.
Session: Fall OCI 2016 (Sept 6-9)
Interview Location: King Hall
Bid Deadline: August 18 at 11:00pm
Session: Fall OCI 2016 (Sept 13)
Interview Location: King Hall
Bid Deadline: August 29 at 11:00pm
Session: Fall OCI 2016 (Sept 26)
Interview Location: King Hall
Bid Deadline: September 8 at 11:00pm
Session: Fall OCI 2016 (Alaska State Courts)
Interview Location: King Hall
Bid Deadline (Symplicity): September 12 at 11:00pm
Letter of Recommendation Deadline (to ask Faculty): August 17
Letter of Recommendation Deadline (Faculty to provide letters to Faculty Support): August 31 by 5pm
Session: Fall 2016 (August Resume Collection)
Bid Deadline: August 25 at 11:00pm
To view Career News for August 16, 2016 click here.
For the Class of 2017:
Attorney positions in government (the federal government especially) can be tough to come by. One major exception: government honors programs. Each year, many government departments recruit and hire for a limited number of openings reserved for recent graduates. Competition for these programs is often intense, but grades are only one part of what the agencies usually look for. Commitment to working in government, subject-matter expertise and/or experience, and long-term potential are all important factors, so everyone interested is encouraged to apply.
Hiring for government honors positions varies by agency, but many start the process now (late summer, early fall) for the coming year! So if you're interested, the time to start paying attention is now!
You can find extensive listings for government honors programs (including federal, state and local), broken out for you by agency and by deadline, here: http://arizonahandbooks.com/u/ucdlaw. Please contact Career Services for the password.
For the Class of 2018:
Many government agencies offer summer "honors" internships to law students for their second summer, but hiring starts early: late summer and early fall of the preceding year. If you'd like to work for a federal, state or local government agency during summer 2017, we strongly encourage you to begin perusing listings and applying now. You can find those listings broken out for you by deadline and agency, here: http://arizonahandbooks.com/u/ucdlaw. Please contact Career Services for the password.
As always, please email or come see Timothy Griffiths (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Career Services Office for more details or if you have questions!
To view Career News for August 2, 2016 click here.
The Share the Wealth Judicial Clerkship Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 term. The program seeks applications for six federal district court clerkships. The deadline is July 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern time. This is a great program for those interested in post-graduate judicial clerkships. In addition, Just the Beginning - Share the Wealth Program will offer a clerkship application process for federal magistrate and bankruptcy judges. The deadline to apply to the magistrate and bankruptcy clerkship program is August 26, 2016. JTB will release more details on this program soon. Please note that these are two separate programs and applicants are highly encouraged to apply to both.
To view Career News for July 19, 2016 click here.
The Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association (BARA) Diversity Committee is pleased to present:
That's NOT Okay: The Do's and Don'ts of OCI
Tuesday, July 19th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
201 Redwood Shores Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94065
For may students, the on-campus interview is the most daunting part of the post-graduate employment process.
Wait, I only get twenty minutes to make a good impression??
Yes, but don't worry! BALRA is pleased to offer law students with diverse backgrounds an opportunity to learn what to say (and more importantly, what not to say) during fall recruiting/OCI season.
Learn interviewing skills and quick tips on how to make a stellar first-impression from our esteemed panel of law firm professionals.
Neal Potischman, Litigation Partner and Hiring Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell
Gerald Audant, Corporate Partner and Co-Chair of Fenwick & West's Diversity Committee
Samorn Selim, Career Counselor at Samorn Selim Coaching
Lee Anne Masetti-Martin, US Patent Recruiting Manger at Morrison & Foerster
After the panel, students are invited to join our networking reception where BALRA Diversity Committee law firm recruiters and law school counselors will be available to answer your during OCI questions. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided courtesy of Weil.
Space is first come, first served. To RSVP, please email email@example.com with the subject line: BALRA OCI Panel, and include your name, email and school by Friday, July 15. We look forward to seeing you at the event!
To view Career News for July 12, 2016 click here.
Littler Mendelson has organized an event designed to give your interview skills a final polish before the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair and the upcoming fall hiring season. Attorneys from Littler and other Bay Area firms, as well as in-house counsel, will share interview tips and then give you the chance to do the most important thing - practice! Learn ways to highlight your unique skills and experience while obtaining real-time feedback. Then get to know attorneys from the firms and companies with or for which you might soon be working.
Space is limited, so please let us know if you're interested in taking part in this event by Thursday, July 14, 2016, by registering now.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Littler Mendelson P.C.
333 Bush Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
6:00 - 6:10 p.m. Check In
6:10 - 6:30 p.m. Welcome and Interview Tips
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Mock Interviews
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Reception
Questions? Please contact Juleantonette Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.795.3432.
To view the Career News for July 5, 2016 click here.
Sacramento County Bar Association Solo/Small Practice Division -- June Mixer
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
30 minute drink/appetizer mixer with presentation beginning at 5:30 pm continuing to approximately 6:45 pm; short Q&A session thereafter.
Place: New SCBA Office, 425 University Ave., Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95825
Speakers include Port Parker and Michael L. Martucci who will discuss the top 5 ways to avoid legal malpractice in your practice.
The cost is $10 for SCBA student members. Reservations must be received by 5:00 pm, June 24, 2016. RSVP here.
To view Career News for June 21, 2016 click here.
Davis Polk cordially invites rising 2L students in the Bay Area to join its attorneys and summer associates for an early preview of the firm and its practice areas.
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:00 pm
Davis Polk - Menlo Park
1600 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
RSVP to email@example.com
To view Career News for June 14, 2016 click here.
Beginning June 10 at 12:01am you will be able to view the initial list of employers (for all sessions). You may also start bidding (applying) for employers (for all sessions).
Please contact Kim Thomas at 530.754.5719 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
To view Career News for June 7, 2016, click here.
National Association of Women Lawyers -- Free Law Student Membership
The National Association of Women Lawyers offers free NAWL Memberships to law students for the duration of their time in law school and would love for more students to take advantage of this opportunity to become more involved in NAWL. In addition, NAWL will be partnering with Prudential Financial, Inc. to provide a summer internship opportunity for a first-year law student. Please see the website for more information.
To view Career News for June 1, 2016, click here.
Each year our committee organizes a Leadership Summit paid for by a grant from the State Bar. The event is targeted specifically to law students and new lawyers. This free summit includes a networking lunch.
The Southern California Keynote Lunch Speaker: Genie Harrison from Genie Harrison Law Firm. Panels include "Finding Your Professional Style in the Face of Stereotypes" and "Increasing Your Leadership And Visibility Throughout Your Career".
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
9:00am - 1:30pm
Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, CA
RSVP by May 18 to: email@example.com
The Northern California Keynote Lunch Speaker: Judge Angela Bradstreet, San Francisco Superior Court.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
UC Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street, San Francisco 94102
Alumni Reception Center
For further details please see the CELA Diversity Leadership Summit Flyers in your Symplicity Resources/Document Library.
To view Career News for May 24, 2016 click here.
In order to help you prepare for fall on campus interviews and securing your second-summer job, the Career Services Office will work with alumni to develop a Mock Interview Program for the summer. We will match participating students with alumni attorneys by geographic location, legal areas of interest, and sector (private, government, public sector). Once matched through our office, the student and attorney will be able to set up a time at their convenience for a mock interview session over the summer. If you are interested in participating, please respond to Career Services by May 23rd with the following information:
1) Geographic area in which you are located this summer;
2) Your legal practice areas of interest;
3) The sector you are interested in working (private, government, public interest). Please be as specific as possible (i.e. Transactional Attorney, Commercial Litigator, District Attorney, Public Defender); and
4) Send an updated copy of your resume in PDF format.
Career Services will also record an Interview Boot Camp information session and provide you with access prior to your on campus interviews. During the session, Career Services will go over important interview tips and strategies and walk you through the entire on campus interview process to prepare you for upcoming interviews. We strongly recommend that you watch the video recording before your interviews. More information regarding this recording will be sent via email to the class listserv over the summer.
To view Career News for May 17, 2016 click here.
ABA Section of Litigation FREE Law Student Membership
The ABA Section of Litigation's is providing FREE law student membership. With membership, law students will receive:
Law students can join today by completing this form.
To view Career News for May 10, 2016, click here.
On May 17, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA) Solo/Small Practice Division will host its annual Spring Meet & Greet at the University of Beer in Mid-Town Sacramento.
A relaxed, free event with food & drinks where you can meet the SSPD Board and other members to network, get involved, and let the Board know how the SSPD can best help you and other small firms. Admission is free, but please register online at www.sacbar.org-Event Calendar.
To view Career News for May 3, 2016 click here.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA (map)
The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the most prominent law firms, government legal departments, and nonprofit organizations. Only law students who have completed their first year of law school by the time of the interviews are eligible to participate. Openings are for 2017 2L summer associate positions.
Registration begins on:
Monday, May 16
The registration site can be found here.
Registration and bidding deadline:
Sunday, June 12
11:59 p.m. PST
A welcome reception for registered students and employers will be held on:
Friday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 (map)
For questions, please contact:
Erica Bailey | Simah Bargzie | Michelle Lockhart
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair Project Managers
To View Career News for April 26, 2016 click here.
Attention Class of 2016!
On March 17, 2016, UC Davis School of Law announced that it would dedicate funding to partner with non-profit organizations and government agencies to create one-year fellowships for Class of 2016 graduates seeking to pursue a career in the public service. With the announcement of the new University of California Presidential Public Service Fellowships, the pool of funding for these post-bar partnerships will likely expand. Consequently, on April 15, 2016, we extended the deadline to submit applications for such fellowships to Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm. These partnership fellowships will be known as the UCOP President’s Public Interest Fellowships from this point forward.
Under the terms of these fellowships, both the law school and the partnering organization or agency contribute funding to the overall cost of the fellowship. There is no minimum required contribution from the organization or agency and given the increased funding now available, fellowship proposals for which the host organization or agency’s contribution is minimal or in-kind now have an increased chance of approval. However, the host organization or agency’s level of investment in the fellowship project remains a significant factor in the evaluation and selection of successful applications.
In order to be considered for a fellowship please submit the following application materials by 5:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org:
When applying, please label your application materials in the subject line of your e-mail as follows: “[insert name] application materials for UCD Law Partnership Fellowship Application.” If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Timothy Griffiths (email@example.com) in the Career Services Office.
A committee will review the applications and the school will notify applicants in early May regarding the status of their applications.
Please feel free to direct questions to Timothy Griffiths, Public Interest & Public Sector Career Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
How to Have a Successful Summer for 1Ls and 2Ls Presentation
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Noon- 1:00 PM om Room 1001
Come to this program put on by Career Services staff to get information about how to have a successful summer and make the most of your summer position as well as get the offer from your firm or government employer or sponsorship from your public interest organization at the end of the summer. Please note that this program will be recorded in case you are not available to attend.
Career News for April 19, 2016
Public Interest Brown Bag Lunch -- April 14th
Please join Professors Jasmine Harris and Courtney Joslin as well as Public Interest Career Advisor Timothy Griffiths and Externships Director Sara Jackson for a brown bag lunch and discussion on public interest law on Thursday, April 14th from noon to 1:00 pm in Room 2050. This is a bring your own lunch affair, but snacks and coffee will be provided! This is meant to provide an informal space to talk about classes, careers, fellowships and the pursuit of public interest law generally!
Career News for April 12, 2016
The IP Section of the Sacramento Bar Association is putting on a panel presentation on April 13th from noon-1:00 p.m. in room 1301: "Patent Strategies after Alice: How to Protect Your Invention under the New Paradigm." The panel will be moderated by Scott Pink, an attorney with DLA Piper, and will include Professors Lee and Biagioli and Richard Park -- a patent prosecutor and partner from Park Vaughn. This should be an outstanding and informative event.
The event is free and lunch will be provided. If interested please RSVP to Danielle Powers at Danielle.Powers@dlapiper.com. Please RSVP early as seats will be limited.
Career News for April 5, 2016
Alumni and Student Corporate Law Mixer
Tuesday, March 29
Boutin Jones, Inc., Sacramento
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Please join host Steve Boutin '72, King Hall alumni, friends and students at our Corporate Law networking event! Alumni Board members, in conjunction with the LSA Alumni Relations Committee, are excited to host the 6th annual King Hall Legal Networking Series. This series will bring our community together throughout the year to explore various topics of the law. Talking directly with practitioners is the best opportunity to learn about the day-to-day and career-long experiences of Corporate Law attorneys. We look forward to seeing you there!
Kindly RSVP by Thursday, March 24.
Business dress is requested.
For more information, please contact Katy Facciotti at email@example.com
Career News for March 29, 2016
Bay Area Pro Bono Networking Reception
Law firm pro bono coordinators, junior attorneys, and law school students interest in working together to promote and facilitate engagement in the legal community through pro bono service.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The Bar Association of San Francisco
301 Battery Street, Third Floor
RSVP at www.sfbar.org/calendar.
Career News for March 22, 2016
Chancellor's Post-Bar Fellowships for 3Ls
March 9 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in Room 2303
The School of Law announces five 1-year Chancellor's Legal Fellowships. The fellowships are with Campus Counsel, main campus; UCD Health System Legal Affairs, UC Davis Medical Center; Employee & Labor Relations, Human Resources; Office of Compliance and Policy; and Internal Audit Services.
These positions are fully funded by Central Campus and are year-long positions, which will commence in September/October. If interested, we highly encourage you to apply. Representatives from each unit will be at the information session including: the Chief Campus Counsel, Jacob Appelsmith, Associate Campus Counsel, Michael Sweeney, Chancellor's Legal Fellow, Cecilia Zamora, Manager of Employee and Labor Relations, Stephen Green, Chief Compliance Officer, Wendi Delmendo, Associate Director, Internal Audit Services, Leslyn Kraus; Ryan Dickson former Chancellor's Fellow and now Staff Auditor; Labor and Relations Consultant (former Chancellor's Fellow), Julia Johnson and others.
Please RSVP to Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on March 8th. Lunch Provided.
Career News for March 8, 2016
Alternative Career Fair -- March 16
The Bay Area Law School Consortium invites you to attend their alternative career event, "50 Ways to Use Your Law Degree (Without Practicing Law)." The event will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at UC Hastings, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA. Featured speaker George Chammas of AXA Advisors will speak from 5:00 - 6:00 pm, followed by a Table Talk Reception featuring a variety of alternative career employers from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Career News for March 1, 2016
Diversity Speed Networking Event & Reception -- Space is Limited
The Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association (BALRA) is pleased to offer 1L law students with diverse backgrounds the opportunity to join attorneys from BALRA law firms and Bay Area in-house legal departments for an evening of networking. In inviting diverse students, BALRA is seeking those who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession, e.g., racial, religious, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or socio-economic. Last year, over 25 attorneys and 50 law students participated in this event, and this BALRA-sponsored program will hopefully again serve as a foundation for developing professional relationships between law students and attorneys in the Bay Area legal community.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, CA
UC Davis School of Law has ten (10) student spots available at the event. Please RSVP to Career Services as soon as possible and before March 8, 2016. First come first serve. Career Services will keep a waitlist in the event more spaces become available.
Career News for February 23, 2016