Public Interest

In pursuit of the common good

Our graduates who work in the public interest arena are dedicated to – and passionate about – making a difference. Working closely with the Office of Career Services, the Office of Public Interest Programs sponsors public interest career-related events and programs and supports students interested in pursuing public interest internships and/or postgraduate employment. 

UCLA Law maintains close relationships with public interest employers throughout California and around the country. Our annual Fall Public Interest Reception and Information Fair allows students to network with more than 40 nonprofit public interest organizations in the region.  The Annual Southern California Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day, hosted by UCLA Law and cosponsored by a consortium of Southern California law schools, is one of the largest public interest legal career fairs in the country: In 2014, it drew more than 250 attorneys from more than 110 nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private public interest firms.

​Our students have worked as advocates in public interest organizations and firms across the United States and abroad.