Pepperdine University School of Law's Career Development Office will host a wide range of presentations, networking events, and workshops this upcoming semester. Ranging in topic from alternative career paths to 'day in the life of' presentations, the events allow students learn valuable information in addition to networking with attorneys.
Mireille Butler, assistant dean of Career Development, says that the events provide students with “an understanding of the different types of law to see if that’s what they want to do,” as well as providing them with further education about the many different branches of law.
The events, which continually receive good attendance rates due to high student interest, have a propensity toward being very concentration driven. In January some of the presentations will be held on careers in arbitration and finance/consulting, while February will feature presentations on careers in international law, and academics and politics. March will have presentations on environmental law and judicial clerkships, and April will feature presentations on how to succeed in your first summer job, among a multitude of others throughout the semester.
Other presentations will be more specific, so that students will be able have a sense of an actual work day. This year these presentations will include a day in the life of an FBI agent, a day in the life of a district attorney, and a day in the life of a public defender.
There will also be workshops on judicial clerkships, starting your own practice, and job strategies in the current legal market, available at different times in the semester. Some of the networking events will include the topics real estate, women/diversity, intellectual property, immigration law, and health law.
For more information contact the Career Development Office.
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