Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day

Annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day

Public Interest Career Day 2018 v2

UCLA School of Law proudly hosts the Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day each February. Career Day is one of the largest career fairs of its kind in the country, bringing more than 130 nonprofit organizations, private public interest firms, and government agencies to recruit law students for openings, provide information about their work, and inspire students to pursue public interest work. While annually hosted by UCLA Law, Career Day is cosponsored by 10 other Southern California law schools – California Western, Chapman, La Verne, Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, Thomas Jefferson, UCI, University of San Diego, and USC.

The 2020 Career Day will be on Saturday, February 8 and will have the following agenda:

8:00AM - Check-in begins
9:00AM-1:00PM - Table-Talk (employers may stay at their tables and continue talking with students during the lunch break)
9:00AM-5:00PM - Prescheduled Interviews
1:00-2:00PM - Lunch Break (two information sessions will be available for students to attend)

Students enrolled in the cosponsoring schools will receive more information from their career services representatives and UCLA Law's Career Day coordinators. Participating employers will receive more information via e-mail, including day-of logistics and Symplicity instructions. Questions may be directed to

Employer Registration

Registration is free and is now open. Registration deadlines are:

  • Interviewing Employers: Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Non-Interviewing Employers: Friday, January 24, 2020

If you would like to receive the invitation to register, please e-mail

Student Registration

There is no registration process and attendance is free. All law students and alumni are welcome to participate in Career Day. However, the prescheduled interviewing component is only available to law students enrolled in the 11 cosponsoring law schools and includes an application process via Symplicity.