UCLA School of Law, one of the nation’s premier public law schools, has a proud tradition of public service. Through our rich and innovative academic and pro bono programs, our vibrant public interest community of faculty, administrators, students and alumni, our intellectual and programmatic ties to one of the foremost universities in the country, and our location in one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world, we are committed to preparing the public interest lawyers and advocates of the future and nurturing in all of our students a public service ethic.

The Office of Public Interest Programs strives to enhance the School of Law’s commitment to public service by offering an array of services to School of Law students and alumni.  The Office’s principal goal is to encourage students and alumni to embrace a career that incorporates an ongoing commitment to public service.

The Office:

  • Provides a variety of career- and job-search related services to students and alumni interested in exploring and pursuing pro bono opportunities, public interest internships and/or postgraduate public interest employment. 
  • Hosts and sponsors public interest career-related events and programs, including the annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day.
  • Encourages and facilitates student pro bono efforts.
  • Administers the Summer Public Service Fellowship Program.
  • Serves as the School of Law’s principal information center for public interest and community service activities.

Office of Public Interest Programs Contact

H. Catherine Mayorkas
Executive Director
Public Interest Programs
mayorkas@law.ucla.edu
310-206-9155

Aparna Garg Gupta
Assistant Director
Public Interest Programs
gupta@law.ucla.edu
310-794-5355