Panels and Presentations
The Office provides a full array of educational programming for UCLA School of Law students. This includes workshops on job search skills (such as cover letter/resume drafting and interviewing), and other activities to educate students about the variety of practice areas and settings available to them both within and outside the traditional law practice realm. For example, each spring, the Office hosts a practice specialty day that features different substantive areas of law. Attorneys from various settings, including government, public interest, law firm, and corporate are included on the panels.
Other program topics include: judicial clerkships; opportunities in the entertainment industry; alternatives to the on-campus interview program; call-back interviewing; alternatives to traditional legal employment; public sector opportunities; fundamentals of the job search process; mock interview demonstrations; sexual orientation issues in the workplace; job searching and career opportunities out of town; networking; practicing as a minority lawyer; the unique challenges and rewards of being a second career lawyer; and succeeding as a summer associate or law clerk in a firm, government agency, public interest organization or judicial setting. Many alumni as well as other lawyers participate in these programs.
Throughout the year, the office also coordinates numerous receptions and programs sponsored by law firms and other employers seeking to recruit UCLA law students.