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News Posted on November 6, 2012

King Hall Students Attend Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in Arlington, Virginia

UC Davis School of Law sponsored eight students to attend the Equal Justice Works 2012 Conference and Career Fair in Arlington, Virginia on October 26-27.  The annual event is the largest public service law career fair in the country, bringing together more than 1,200 public interest law students from 200 law schools and more than 118 public interest law employers.

The School of Law provided funding for the following students to attend: Alexandra Heifetz '14, Paul Kim '13, Laurance Lee '14, Julia Luster '13, Christine Meeuwsen '14, Alexander Monterrubio '13, Eric Olah '13, Zachary Schultz '13, and Melanie Young '13.  Also in attendance was Laurie Sellick '13, who was in Washington, D.C. as part of a UCDC Law Program externship. Students had the opportunity to meet with potential employers, listen to a keynote address from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, participate in skills workshops, and listen to presentations on resume writing, interviewing, networking, and other job search skills, as well as debt management and career options. Also attending and networking with prospective employers was Kirsten Hill '04, Associate Director of Career Services and Public Interest Career Planning.

Founded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. The organization offers opportunities for law students and lawyers that provide the training and skills to enable them to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes. The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students, connects employers with talented attorneys and law students, and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country.

UC Davis School of Law has enjoyed a close relationship with Equal Justice Works, and three King Hall graduates are current Equal Justice Works Fellows: Austin Baumgarten '12, now working with Swords to Ploughshares in San Francisco, Joanna Cuevas Ingram '12, a fellow with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Shalyn Fluharty '09, serving with Catholic Charities Community Services in New York.  In addition, Lauren Roberts '12 is serving as a 2012 Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, working with OneJustice's Justice Bus Project.