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Legal career opportunities to be explored with alumni practitioners on Oct. 2
Law school opens the doors to a broad spectrum of interesting and challenging careers. “The Road Less Traveled: Paving a Path to Satisfying Legal Careers Away from the Law Firm Highway” welcomes alumni who have made non-traditional career decisions for a panel presentation. The event takes place Oct. 2 in MacNaughton Hall, Room 204, from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Alumni who are lawyering for the not-for-profit sector, government agencies and legal aid will describe their career paths, how they decided to pursue public interest law, the rewards and challenges of their jobs and how they have survive financially.
“Our students wanting to explore options in government and public interest law will hear success stories from alumni and receive invaluable advice. Currently, only 30 percent of students who enter law school wishing to pursue public interest law actually do so upon graduation. We need to provide the support and encouragement to reverse this trend,” says Professor Deborah Kenn, who is also the director of the Community Development Law Clinic. “Every alumnus who we invited to speak at this event said yes; that speaks volumes about the passion, career satisfaction and dedication of public interest lawyers.”
A reception will follow in the Heritage Alumni Lounge; pre-registration is required for the reception through the Office of Career and Professional Development. The event is sponsored by the College of Law and the generosity of Adam Leitman Bailey PC.