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If you want to use litigation as a tool for social change, join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Lindsay Nako. Lindsay will share her journey from first-generation law student to associate at a private plaintiff-side law firm, shareholding partner, and now nonprofit litigation director. Along the way, she has used litigation to protect the rights of communities of color, low-income families, LGBTQ workers, and women across the country. She’ll answer your questions on preparing for life as a litigator, the joys and challenges of small firm practice, and the power of the nonprofit legal community.

In 1982, Marine Corps scientists discovered toxic chemicals in the tap water at Camp Lejeune. The government waited decades before notifying the families, leaving injured veterans with no relief. Join HPLA and members of the Keller Postman team—including Partner Zina Bash and Law Clerk Fred Messner—to discuss how the Camp Lejeune Justice Act vindicates the […]

Frontline communities affected by the climate crisis and other environmental harms may pursue various legal strategies to achieve climate and environmental justice, including both domestic civil rights and international human rights frameworks. Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Maryum Jordan ’14, Climate Justice Attorney at Earthrights International, who will discuss such strategies and share some of her ongoing work with a coalition of Indigenous Tribes threatened by forcible climate displacement. Maryum will also discuss career paths for climate and environmental justice advocacy both in the U.S. and abroad.

Lunch provided. RSVP.

Hear from Judge Thomas about her background and work and then have the opportunity to ask questions in a face-to-face, small group Zoom setting. Limited to fifteen attendees, who consent through their registration to the program being recorded.  Alumni are welcome as well as current students. Judge Thomas clerked for Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw on […]

Learn what to expect from Preview and EIP Week, how to develop your strategy for both, and how to use the spring semester to maximize your success. Then, get a head-start on summer recruiting by making connections with representatives from EIP firms from across the country.

Come talk to attorneys and law firm reps living their #bestlife at top law firms’ West Coast offices! Food will be provided – All student attendees will be entered into a raffle for prizes. Dress is casual and firms know students will be coming between classes, so make sure to stop by! Register at: bit.ly/3GSvPFE […]

Hear from Justice Wiley about his background and work and then have the opportunity to ask questions in a face-to-face, small group Zoom setting. Limited to fifteen attendees, who consent through their registration to the program being recorded.  Alumni are welcome as well as current students. Justice Wiley clerked for Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. […]

Wondering how students land public interest employment immediately after graduation? Join OPIA for a high-level overview of pathways to public service, including entry-level hiring, fellowships, and government honors program. We will demystify hiring processes and discuss key steps and strategies to position you for post-graduate public interest job success. Lunch provided.

Public interest-minded students who might be contemplating whether to pursue a clerkship after graduation are encouraged to attend this panel discussion at which public interest alumni who have clerked will talk about their experiences. The discussion will explore how a clerkship can be beneficial, the differences among various types of clerkships, and whether a clerkship might, or might not, be necessary for the kind of public interest work you hope to pursue. Lunch provided.

Hear from Justice Márquez about her background and work and then have the opportunity to ask questions in a face-to-face, small group Zoom setting. Limited to fifteen attendees, who consent through their registration to the program being recorded.  Alumni are welcome as well as current students. Justice Márquez served as Deputy Attorney General at the […]

Are you wondering if the Early Interview Program (EIP) is right for you? Do you see yourself somewhere other than a large law firm? Are you worried that if you don’t go to a large law firm, you’ll be left without “options”? Join us for a panel discussion with public-interest-minded current students as they reflect on their own decisions about whether to participate in EIP. Lunch provided.

Hear from Judge Diaz about his background and work and then have the opportunity to ask questions in a face-to-face, small group Zoom setting. Limited to fifteen attendees, who consent through their registration to the program being recorded.  Alumni are welcome as well as current students. Judge Diaz began his legal career in the United […]

Please join our panel of HLS alumni who will speak about their own journey from practicing at a law firm to a public interest career. Of varied backgrounds, our alums will share what they did to successfully make the transition and what they experienced along the way. They will offer invaluable tips on how best to use your time in law school and early in your career to ensure that if you choose, you can achieve the same success! Lunch provided.

Hear from Judge Novak about his background and work and then have the opportunity to ask questions in a face-to-face, small group Zoom setting. Limited to fifteen attendees, who consent through their registration to the program being recorded.  Alumni are welcome as well as current students. Judge Novak previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney […]

Interested in learning more about the Low Income Protection Plan (LIPP) and managing loan repayment on a public interest salary? Hear from a panel of alumni currently participating in LIPP, as they share their own experiences. Catherine Pattanayak, Assistant Dean for Public Service, and Kara Martin, Associate Director for LIPP and Public Interest Funding, will moderate and answer your questions. Lunch provided.