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EIW/FIP Prep Programs

What I Wish I Had Known For EIW & FIP



Take two hours to peek behind the curtain of law firm life with three Class of 2009 Berkeley Law graduates just in time for EIW & FIP.  This is an opportunity to get candid advice on how to make EIW & FIP WORK FOR YOU.  The panelists will address topics including preparing effectively for EIW & FIP, using the interview as a way to discover the reality of firm life, getting past disappointing grades, identifying a niche, coming from a public interest background, and being a first-generation professional.



A question-and-answer session will follow.



Wednesday, July 9th

Boalt Room 134 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Panelists: •    Samorn Selim (Attorney-Counselor at Berkeley Law CDO; formerly Litigation Associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) •    Michaela Lozano (Litigation Associate at O'Melveny & Myers) •    John Tsai (Intellectual Property Litigation, Licensing and Counseling Associate at Mavrakakis Law Group; formerly Associate at Kirkland & Ellis)



Thanks to the generosity of Mavrakakis Law Group and O’Melveny & Myers, food will be provided to those who RSVP by Thursday, July 3rd.



For general questions about firms at EIW, please email Kristen Hulse at khulse@law.berkeley.edu or Sarah Cunniff at scuniff@law.berkeley.edu.  For general questions about firms at FIP, please email Samorn Selim at sselim@law.berkeley.edu



NOTE:  We think it's important to enable the panelists to provide you with the most frank and candid advice possible, so the presentation will not be recorded.  If you are unable to attend the event and would like know more about the topics discussed, please make an appointment with one of the private sector counselors (Sarah Cunniff, Kristen Hulse, or Samorn Selim) after the July 9th program.



Help! I’m Worried About My Grades: Can I Still Land A Firm Job?



Yes.  It’s not just about your grades - there are firms that take a more holistic approach rather than focusing narrowly on grade cutoffs or law review.  Come learn successful strategies of landing a firm job regardless of your grades from 3Ls and recent alums who were in your shoes the past couple of years.   The panelists will share their experiences on how they landed their firm jobs through EIW, FIP, b-Line, networking, and other avenues.  



A question-and-answer session will follow.



Wednesday, July 16th

Boalt Room 134

6:00 - 8:00 PM Dinner will be provided to those who RSVP by Thursday, July 10th.



NOTE:  We think it's important to enable the panelists to provide you with the most frank and candid advice possible, so the presentation will not be recorded.  If you are unable to attend the event and would like know more about the topics discussed, please make an appointment with one of the private sector counselors (Sarah Cunniff, Kristen Hulse, or Samorn Selim) after the July 10th program.



The Magic That Turns Interviews Into Offers: How To Build An Authentic Narrative



For many students, the interview is one of the biggest obstacles to landing a job.  Please join attorney-counselors Sarah Cunniff, Kristen Hulse (former Biglaw hiring committee and summer associate committee member), and Samorn Selim for this highly interactive evening workshop on interviewing skills.  Sarah, Kristen, and Samorn will use their combined experience of over 10 years of counseling students to successfully land firm jobs to cover an employer's goals in an interview; the most common categories of interview questions and how to effectively respond to them; and how to avoid common mistakes. Through guided short mock interviews with fellow students, you will get an opportunity to step into an employer's shoes and also get immediate feedback on your interviewing style and skills.  This workshop will help you raise your interviewing to the next level!  



July 23, 2013

Boalt Room 134

6:00 - 8:00 PM Dinner will be served to those who RSVP by Thursday, July 17th. 6/25/2014