Career Corner—Advice and Resources for Alumni

Volunteer Opportunities

First Generation Professionals is a new student organization at Berkeley Law that cuts across race and gender and is born from the common needs of law students from working-class backgrounds who are often the first members of their family to obtain higher education. We are looking to recruit alums who identify as first-generation professionals and who are working in all different sectors of the market. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Eric Stern in the Career Development Office at

Public Interest and Government Employees, twice each year, usually in January and in April, the Career Development Office offers mock interviews to help public service-minded students in their job search campaigns. Volunteer interviewers, preferably in the bay area but also out of area but able to participate by Skype, are in demand. Please email Alexander Lee at the CDO at, or call him directly at (510) 643-4779.

AIDS Legal Referral Panel provides a variety of free trainings in San Francisco, which each provide 1.5 general CLE credits. The trainings cover subjects from estate planning to housing law to fighting traffic cases. They are a great way to expand one’s practice and knowledge, as well as network and meet other attorneys. See the ALRP events calendar - - for details and to sign up.

Berkeley Law Mentor Directory. No matter what your practice area, be a mentor to help students and recent alums navigate the complicated world of working as a lawyer in a law firm, non-profit or government agency - join the Berkeley Law Mentor Directory on LinkedIn. This group allows alums and students to see each other’s profiles and connect for informational discussions, spot-mentoring and relationship building.

 Law Firm and In-house Counsel Contacts for Students.  CDO counselors help law students among other ways by connecting them with Boalt alums in specific practice areas or in some cases geographic areas outside of the bay area.  If you would be willing to make yourself available to talk to students on an informational basis please let me know: