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“Studying abroad is a marvelous way to immerse yourself in another culture, to challenge yourself to learn how people in other cultures live and experience life, and to learn how to communicate effectively across cultures.  As the world gets smaller, it becomes progressively more important for American lawyers to have these skills to serve their clients effectively, both at home and abroad.” – Jeff Proske | Associate Dean of Administration, McGeorge School of Law Having…
Now that 2020 is underway and you’ve undoubtedly researched every conference and event you want to attend (right?), it’s time to start thinking about how to make the events work for you. Approaching a networking opportunity with a game plan is the only way to fully take advantage of the connections you make. Walking in blindly and thinking you can simply “wing it” will only result in you wasting your own time and money. To…
Each year, one McGeorge law student is selected to receive a full scholarship to attend the Peggy Browning Fund | Annual National Law Student Workers’ Rights Conference held in the Washington DC area. This year’s winner was Ashley Silva-Guzman (class of 2021) – congratulations, Ashley! Following her experience at the conference in October, Ashley had the following to say: “I worked in business immigration for two years and while I had a ton of experiences…
Do you have a difficult time finding breaks between law school and work to attend career advancement events? It’s a common problem, but opportunities abound for those who seek them out. The U.S. Department of Justice recently held a webinar to share information about internship opportunities in their office, and a recording is available for those who missed it. The DOJ has volunteer positions available to all law school students throughout the year, as well…
Being enrolled in law school as a part-time student is an experience unlike any other. Not only must you navigate the rigors of law school, but in all likelihood, you’ll also be balancing that with a full-time job. Add to that kids and a family for many students, and things can quickly feel overwhelming. But worry not! There are several ways to help manage your time and keep yourself mentally vigilant: Take Classes Seriously – Even…
Are you ready to take on the February 2020 California Bar Exam? We’ve previously outlined four ways you can optimize bar prep while simultaneously taking care of your mental and physical health, and the earlier you start preparing the more successful you will be. After the last handful of years spent in law school, you’re just inches from the end goal – you got this!     Be sure to register by November 1 to…
On October 26, 2019, McGeorge alumna Carmen-Nicole Cox (’11) will receive the American Inns of Court’s 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service. Ms. Cox currently serves as the chief of legislative affairs for administration at the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. “I am so proud and humbled to receive the 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor Award. More than a celebration of the professional and pro bono work that I’ve done in my short…
“Right place, right time.” That’s how Ronald Ussery, a McGeorge J.D. candidate in the class of 2021 who is interested in sports law, landed his new job with sports management firm, Accelerate Sports LLC. While attending a weekly event as part of the SCBA 1L Diversity Fellowship this past summer, Ronald was approached by a visiting lawyer. They chatted and exchanged stories from their student-athlete days and he was offered a job at the…
The Environmental Law Section is pleased to announce its Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship program for Summer 2020. The program provides law students an opportunity to spend 8 to 10 weeks over the summer practicing environmental, energy, land use, and/or natural resources law at a participating government agency or public interest organization. Each Fellow receives a $6,500 stipend, thanks to the generous contributions from our sponsors. The Section also matches the Fellows with mentors who practice…
“Under the law, all people are created equal” – that’s the idea, at least. In a society saturated with tabloids, news outlets, and social media platforms, it’s nearly impossible to go a single day without coming across some kind of racially-charged issue. Much of the spotlight is given to issues of discrimination, and rightly so as many people need to see that these problems are real and flourishing in the volatile political climates around the…