California Western School of Law Career and Professional Development Office

The CPDO provides career assistance to all students and alumni.

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The CPDO was so pleased to host our annual Pro Bono & Public Service Fair today!

01/12/2023

This week’s stellar Student Spotlight is Chelsey Barkley, ‘23. Read how she used all the valuable resources CWSL and the CPDO have to offer to land her prestigious law school and post-grad positions. Congratulations, Chelsey! 🎉

The Law Students in Legal Tech (LSILT) Access to Justice Fellowship | Documate 01/12/2023

Read here to learn how to apply to the Law Students in Legal Tech (LSILT) Access to Justice Fellowship. Our esteemed alum, Brittany Hernandez, Esq., is the Program Director and Senior Instructor for the Fellowship, and she can't wait to share the incredible opportunities that are available to students and recent alumni in the legal tech space. Open to 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, recent grads, and incubator-program members. Instruction begins 1/18/23 at 9 AM (PT).

The Law Students in Legal Tech (LSILT) Access to Justice Fellowship | Documate Documate's Law Students in Legal Tech (LSILT) Access to Justice Fellowship empowers the next generation of lawyers with the tools, skills, network, and real-world experience to succeed in the rapidly shifting legal landscape.

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Register for this!

Join us on January 25th for our Welcome to the Legal Community: Open House for Law Students and Newly-Admitted Attorneys! This annual reception brings together local bar associations, law-related organizations, law school students, and those newly admitted to the CA State Bar to celebrate the diversity and depth of our legal community. Learn more and register today! http://ow.ly/lfWq50Mik1A

01/04/2023

New year, new CPDO newsletter! Happy January, everyone!

11/30/2022

The December CPDO Newsletter is here! Enjoy, and please remember to email us or stop by for all of your career needs!

Photos from California Western School of Law Career and Professional Development Office's post 11/19/2022

This week’s inspiring Alumni Spotlight is William E. Phillips IV. Take it from him, reputation is everything. Congratulations, William! 💯

11/10/2022

Congratulations to this week’s Student Spotlight, 3L Artemio Rodriguez. He gives us great advice, has great insight into working at the City Attorney’s Office, and was a great CPDO Work Study Fellow. Thank you, Artemio!

11/01/2022

Check out November’s career happenings in this month’s CPDO newsletter! Questions: [email protected]

10/28/2022

This week’s exceptional Student Spotlight is 2L Payton Brianne. Discover from her how LinkedIn is a job-search tool and so is being proactive. Congratulations on your exciting position, Payton!

10/25/2022

Lunch With Lawyers - Wikimedia (Cyberlaw, Privacy, IP, Media and Entertainment) - Thurs. 11/3 at 1PM in LH2.
Students, want to know what it's like to work in-house at a company like Wikimedia? Come meet alum Shaun Spalding, Esq. '11 (former Asst. Director and Staff Attorney at New Media Rights), learn about his awesome career path, ask questions, and eat a great lunch. RSVP to Heidi Weaver at [email protected].

10/25/2022

CPDO Exploring Options in Criminal Law Panel

10/24/2022

Two chances to attend a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop! Weds. 10/26 @1:30-3 in Rm 2G OR
Fri. 11/18 @2:30-4 in the Multi Media Room (MMR). Learn tips for resume and cover letter success! Bring your laptop and get live feedback from the CPDO on your job application materials in time for Spring Recruiting! See you there!

10/17/2022

Students: Sign up on the Career Services Canvas Calendar Appointments to attend Exploring Options - Criminal Law on Tuesday, 10/25 at 1:00 PM and Exploring Options - Civil Law on Tuesday, 11/1 at 1:00 PM, both in the Moot Court Room. Lunch will be served!

10/14/2022

Our Alumni Spotlight is on Emma Hill ‘22 this week! She’s working at a competitive post-bar job that she got from our Post-Bar Recruiting Program, and is helping to spread the gospel of the 3 p’s. Congratulations, Emma! 🎉

10/13/2022

Lunch With Lawyers - in|flow law group - Business, Transactional, Contracts, Intellectual Property Law and Branding, Tuesday, Oct. 18th at 1PM, Room 2F, RSVP [email protected]
Students, are you considering a legal career in Business, Transactions, Contracts, Intellectual Property Law and/or Branding? This is a great chance for you to come and meet recent CWSL alums, Ray Khan, Esq. '17 and Gabe Estrada, Esq. '16, hear about their cutting-edge law firm, learn what it's like to practice in those fields, ask them questions, and eat a great lunch. Hope to see you all there! RSVP to Heidi Weaver at [email protected].

10/07/2022

Congratulations to 2L Sofia Carrasco on her article in the latest issue of San Diego Lawyer! Excellent networking encouragement for 1Ls and incentive to hear about the DFP program at 1L Orientation on Tuesday, 10/11. See link in story.

10/07/2022

Congratulations to this week’s Student Spotlight, Zaq McDaniel, ‘24. Many great takeaways, but especially his grandfather’s advice. Awesome job, Zaq! 🎉

10/07/2022

Students: The FBA-SD invites each local law school to participate in their mentorship mixer on October 13 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. RSVP today: [email protected]

Judicial Clerkship Program 10/05/2022

Students: The ABA Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline and the Judicial Division is now planning for the 2023 ABA Judicial Clerkship Program (JCP). The JCP will be held on February 2-4, 2023 in conjunction with the ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, LA. This is the first in-person program since 2020 and we are so excited! Please see more information about the 2023 program, including the program brochure and participation form, on the JCP webpage at: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/judicial_clerkship_program/.

Please submit your participation forms by November 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Selina Thomas at [email protected].

Judicial Clerkship Program The Judicial Clerkship Program (JCP) introduces diverse law students from around the country to judges and law clerks. The program informs and educates the students as to the life-long benefits of a judicial clerkship.

10/04/2022

Students: The Recording Academy has officially launched their yearly Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Contest.

For Writing Contest prizes, they offer tuition scholarships and a mentorship session with a top entertainment attorney for both the winner and runners-up. The winner will receive $10,000 and other great prizes, including tickets and travel to the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.

Visit recordingacademy.com/eli for detailed information.

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Register!

From "The Great Resignation" to Workplace Transformation: Are We There Yet? The wellness game at work has changed; do you know the rules? Learn how to create win-win experiences for employers and employees to create happier and more productive workplaces. Join us on Wednesday for another session of our Wellness Series! https://www.sdcba.org/?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=257217&evSubAction=listAll

10/03/2022

Check out the October CPDO Newsletter! Be sure to stay in the know and engage with our office for all of your career needs. Questions: [email protected]

09/30/2022

This week, our exemplary Student Spotlight is 3L Connor Rathbun. His insight is helpful to everyone seeking a job, and especially to those who are interested in becoming a prosecutor. Congratulations, Connor! 🎉

09/29/2022

1L CPDO Orientation on Tuesday, 10/11 at 1:00 PM in the Auditorium. Pizza will be served!
Hi 1Ls, It's time for your CPDO Orientation! To attend, please reserve a spot on the Career Services Canvas Calendar event. At Orientation, you'll get to meet the CPDO team, learn all about the professional development resources and internship opportunities we offer including the CPDO Student Guide and Symplicity, hear about Spring Recruiting and the Diversity Fellowship Program, and enjoy some pizza. We look forward to seeing you there!

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