Your law school experience will include professional development, building career skills, and gaining leadership and work experience. Your CDO is here to help.
- 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 go.mcgeorge.edu/cdo 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 www.lawstudentprobono.org.
- On-campus clinics (generally available starting your second year).
- Externships through the Field Placement Office (generally available starting your second year).
- 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.