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September 2019

CDO: Careers in Criminal Defense

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a career panel with attorneys from an array of Public Defender offices.  This will be a great chance to learn what it is like to be a public defender and how to pursue a career in public defense work.  Please join us, and bring your questions! 1Ls and those new to criminal defense careers are especially encouraged to attend.  

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[CDO] 1Ls: Summers in International Public Interest/Public Sector

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thinking about spending your 1L summer doing public interest or government work in an international-related setting? You could work abroad or in the US; for an NGO, a government body, or a tribunal; on myriad issues including human rights, economic development, trade…the possibilities are endless. Identifying your options and narrowing them down is especially challenging in these fields, networking is crucial, and the hiring processes and timelines for international opportunities are often quite different from domestic ones. To help you…

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October 2019

[CDO] The In-House Summer Experience

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Interested in working in-house this summer? Join us for an overview of what it takes to find a summer job in the legal department of a company. We’ll incorporate advice and tips from fellow students who found success in their 1L job search. Bring your lunch and your questions! This program is intended primarily for 1L J.D. students. 

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[CDO] Making the Most of the Upcoming Career Fairs & Receptions

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Not sure what to do with the abundant opportunities to meet practitioners from non-profits, government agencies, law firms and other organizations at Berkeley Law? The CDO will provide practical advice and fun, interactive exercises to give you the tools and confidence you need to make the most of networking events, including the upcoming Practice Area Specialities Fair and and Public Interest / Public Sector (PI/PS) Internship and Career Fair!

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November 2019

CDO: 1Ls and 2Ls: Using Spring Interview Programs to Land Summer PI/PS Jobs

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Every Spring semester, students seeking summer legal internships participate in two interview programs: PI/PS Day, and Berkeley Law’s own Spring Interview Program (SIP). PI/PS Day–coordinated collaboratively by all nine Bay Area law schools–is the largest annual law student career fair in Northern California. At PI/PS Day, Bay Area law students meet and interview with prospective public interest and public sector summer employers. This coming PI/PS Day will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at UC Hastings. SIP will take…

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