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As many of you know, July 8 is the first deadline to bid for on-campus interviews (OCI) and it is quickly approaching. For those who have checked out the list of employers coming to campus, you might have noticed that both the Office of the Public Defender (PD) and the Office of the District Attorney (DA) will be accepting bids for interviews. If selected for an interview, you will want to give yourself enough time…
A big part of bar-study—and, quite frankly, law practice—is about managing stress and staying balanced.  It’s easy to forget to take care of yourself in the face of the million hours of contracts you’re supposed to be re-learning, but your wellness is actually a key component to passing the bar.  Regular sleep and a little exercise can go a long way towards keeping that energy and focus that you need right now. Here are some…
One of the many advantages provided by McGeorge to its students is access to a vast network of legal professionals through alumni events, employer networking events, outside-speaker presentations, and more. Josh White, a 2021 J.D. candidate, has recounted his own path at McGeorge that has led him to a highly-coveted summer position with the Vera Institute of Justice in New York. Josh shared his experience and perspective below – continue on to read it in…
  We are proud to announce that 6 rising 2L McGeorge students have secured a Diversity Fellowship through the Sacramento County Bar Association. Patricia Castillo, Arvinder Kaur, Erika Munoz, Cheyanne Martin, Ronald Ussery, and Jules Jallab will join students from UC Davis Law School in working at some of the most prestigious private law firms in Sacramento. Not only will the students gain invaluable professional skills, but they will also have the opportunity, through…
If you’re studying for the July 2019 California Bar Exam, the CDO team is here to support you. To offset the daily grind of bar-study classes and the hours of at-home studying, we have planned a few pick-me-ups to keep you energized and focused over the next couple months. Make sure to check out the schedule below or sync your calendar with our events page to get automatic updates and reminders. Thursday, May 23: Starbucks…
The most nerve-racking part of a job search is often the interview. While top grades and stats that look good on paper may get you past an initial screening, it’s what you do before, during and after an interview that determines whether or not you receive that elusive job offer. From an employer’s perspective, doing well in law school is no guarantee that an applicant will do well in the office. Looking specifically at how…
Congratulations to all our students and soon-to-be graduates! As the 2018–2019 academic year comes to a close, we want to wish everyone luck on their remaining finals. To the class of 2019 – congratulations on this milestone! All of your hard work and sleepless nights have brought you to this momentous occasion; we’re so proud of what you have, and will, accomplish. For those of you returning after this semester, we hope you enjoy your…
Shakira Pleasant is a 2004 McGeorge alumna who is now a Professor of Legal Writing & Lecturer in Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She began this career following several years at other academic institutions and as a litigator with the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. “I enjoyed the competitive nature of litigating,” says Shakira, “but over time I found that I got more joy out of teaching.” Having participated in…
The McGeorge CDO team recently participated in the NALP Annual Education Conference in San Diego from April 9 – 12. The conference brought together law school and legal employer career professionals from around the country for four days of educational programs. Topics included career counseling, recruiting, professional development for lawyers and law students, diversity and inclusion, and more. The event also provided opportunities for networking and broadening knowledge of career development best practices, allowing the…
             Hanspeter Walter is a 2006 McGeorge alumnus who now serves as an attorney at Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard in Sacramento. He practices in water, environmental, administrative, and land-use law, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, water rights, water quality, and other land-use matters. His past work experience includes the California Department of Water Resources, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. I…