News and Announcements

Two Upcoming Interview Programs

Spring OCI and PIPS Day


PIPS DAY (Feb. 7th, 2009)

Sponsored by the eight Northern California law schools and administered by a San Francisco non-profit organization, the Public Interest Clearinghouse, this is an incredible opportunity to meet and apply for interviews with over 100 public interest and government organizations.  For a list of the employers who participated in this program last February, please visit:

On December 15th, you will be receiving an email from with information about how to register, including a username and password, instructions for accessing the online system, and deadlines.  Be sure your email settings and spam blockers permit email from this address/domain to get through to your inboxes.

Students who want to interview with employers participating in PI/PS Day will be required to submit their requests and their resumes, cover letters, and other requested materials online to the Clearinghouse by noon on January 16th, 2009.  (NOTE:  The Clearinghouse will not begin accepting online requests and resumes until January 5th, 2009.)


The CDO is expecting 25-30 employers (both public and private sector) to participate in our Spring OCIP, which will take place at the Hotel Durant during from February 9th to the 25th.  You apply for interviews via the OCI section of the b-Line.  The application deadline is January 20th, 2009.

Unlike our lottery-based fall OCIP, employers participating in Spring OCIP are permitted to prescreen applicants and invite only those students they are interested in interviewing.

Employers have just started to register and will continue to do so until January 8th.  Beginning on December 19th, you can login and be able to see who has registered so far, but you should continue checking back regularly to view the most current list of participating employers.  You will be able to begin applying for interviews on January 9th but you will need to complete your applications by the end of the day Tuesday, January 20th.

In order to participate in Spring OCIP, you will need to upload your resume -- before you apply or sign up -- into the Documents section of b-Line.  Instructions for doing so are posted on the b-Line homepage (in the Announcements section).

Have you had your resume reviewed by a CDO attorney-counselor?  If not, send it to  Please review the online Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guides and the accompanying samples before you draft your materials and send them to us.