Your law school experience will include professional development, building career skills, and gaining leadership and work experience. Your CDO is here to help.

The Basics

  • Register through your online career-development system, McGeorgeCareersOnline (MCO), and be sure to enter your practice area preferences. The CDO will send you notices specifically tailored to these preferences.
  • Review the CDO Career Map in conjunction with your 1L Timeline. These two documents will help you understand your career-planning options and priorities during your three or four years at McGeorge.
  • Go to for career-planning resources, including handouts, a list of job-search websites, and more.
  • Start thinking about the various practice areas that you may enter by exploring the Practice Areas Pathways section of the CDO webpage.

Programs to Attend

  • PI/PS Day at Hastings Law School (San Francisco).
  • McGeorge Public Interest Career Night.
  • ttend the CDO’s Spring “OCI and Beyond” information session to find out about our OnCampus Interview Program, which starts the summer before your 2L year.

Opportunities to Consider — Ask Your Career Advisor About These

  • SCBA Diversity Fellowship (summer associate opportunities with local law firms).
  • Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkships.
  • Post-Graduate Fellowships.
  • Washington, D.C. Summer Internship Scholarship
  • Consider applying for a PLSS grant or other scholarships through McGeorge.

Ways to Get Legal Experience During Law School

  • Summer internships.
  • Pro Bono Project: Get involved in short-term or long-term legal volunteer projects. See
  • On-campus clinics (generally available starting your second year).
  • Externships through the Field Placement Office (generally available starting your second year).

Networking Opportunities

  • Consider joining the American Bar Association (ABA) and/or the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA).
  • Find a mentor on the CDO’s Alumni Mentor Network on MCO.
  • Consider joining student groups on campus.
  • Learn about McGeorge certificate programs and concentrations.