Creating Name Recognition at Boalt Hall

More than 400 employers are competing for student attention during the fall recruiting process, and hundreds of additional employers are recruiting Berkeley Law students throughout the academic year.

It is worth thinking about and proactively laying the foundation to stand out among other employers.

  • Utilize CDO email capability. The CDO will forward suitable messages (e.g., invitations or introductions) to relevant lists of Berkeley Law students who are participating in recruitment programs. Contact Marty Grenhart for more information.
  • Participate in CDO programs. Contact the CDO to be placed on our speakers list. We offer about 20 programs each semester and often rely on speakers who have volunteered.
  • Participate in the Social Justice Mentor Program. Contact Linda Maranzana for more information.
  • Participate in mock interview, moot court or mock trial programs. Attorneys are always needed for these annual programs as interviewers and judges. Contact Bill Fernholz for moot court, Donna Petrine for mock trials, and Sarah Cunniff for the mock interview program.
  • Contact student organizations or journals. Employers can directly contact any of the more than 50 organizations and 11 student journals to propose hosting an event that is relevant to their membership.
  • Consider recruiting first-year students in your summer program. It is beneficial to make a connection in the first summer. Hundreds of employers recruit 2Ls in the fall, as compared to only a few recruiting 1Ls in the spring. By providing a first-year with a positive experience, you will increase student awareness in the next fall because she will share her positive view of your firm with her classmates.
  • Sponsor a split public interest summer or offer a fellowship to a student working at a public interest organization. Distinguish yourself as a generous, socially concerned member of the legal community.
  • Support the Summer Fellowships Program, Partners-in-Leadership Law Firm Giving Program, or other Berkeley Law fundraising efforts to increase name recognition of your law firm or organization. Contact the Berkeley Law Alumni Center for more information.
  • Host information sessions or informal social receptions–for second- and third-year students any time during the fall, and for first-year students in the spring. (More...)
  • Encourage Berkeley Law alumni in your firm or organization to actively participate in the Berkeley Law Alumni Chapter in your city, and take advantage of other opportunities that will put your attorneys in touch with current students at the law school (that is, the Alumni Network or @Cal Career Network).
  • List in the Law Match Employer Directory. This tool is offered by an outside vendor, but is linked to Berkeley Law's online student recruiting center, where students conduct online bidding and employer research. The directory enables employers to gear marketing efforts specifically to Berkeley Law students. Fees vary depending upon the size of the organization and type of listing. Click here for more details.
  • Sponsor final exam breakfasts. Contact Annik Hirshen, assistant dean of students, at for more information.