Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)


Sign-up for one-on-one informational interviews with the Chief Public Defender for New Mexico

September 22, 2017

Bennett Baur, the Chief Public Defender for the State of New Mexico, will be holding one-on-one informational interviews for summer and postgraduate positions with his office on Monday September 25th in the OPIA suite from 9:30-12:30
Interested 2Ls and 3Ls may sign-up using OPIA’s guest advisor calendar. Read the full post.

Sign-up to Meet with Eileen Decker, Former US Attorney for Central District of CA

September 21, 2017

Sign-up for a one-on-one advising appointment with Eileen Decker, the Former US Attorney for Central District of CA, Friday October 6, 9 am-1 pm. Until earlier this year, Eileen M. Decker served as a United States Attorney, and as such was the chief federal law enforcement officer in the Central District of California, a sprawling district based in Los Angeles that encompasses seven counties. Ms. Decker oversaw the largest United States Attorney’s Office outside of the District of Columbia, an office that employs approximately 280 attorneys who serve almost 20 million residents. The United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes the entire range of federal criminal offenses, defends the United States in civil actions, and represents government interests in tax matters.
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Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize

September 20, 2017

Juvenile Law Center is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Leadership Prize. The Leadership Prize recognizes outstanding work on behalf of youth in the child welfare or justice systems by nominees of any profession – law, government, the arts, media, entertainment, sports or any other field. Find out more!

What Can I Do Before I Receive 1L Advising?

September 16, 2017

We look forward to getting to know you in the coming months and to helping you learn more about public interest career opportunities. Although you cannot receive formal career advising until October 15th, you can still take affirmative steps now to begin your career exploration.