March 6, 2018
The Law School hosted 30 nonprofit and government employers at its fifth annual Public Interest Career Fair on Tuesday, March 6. About half of the attending organizations also conducted interviews with law students seeking summer internships.
“This is a great opportunity for our students to meet practicing public interest lawyers and learn more about this area of law,” said Glory McLaughlin, Assistant Dean for Public Interest Law. “It’s also good for students to see a room full of people who have chosen this type of career. It sends the message that public interest law is a viable career option, and that opportunities exist to seek a career serving the greater good.”
Participating employers included public defenders and prosecutors at both the state and federal level, six of Legal Services Alabama’s eight statewide offices, as well as many nonprofit organizations, including Southern Poverty Law Center, the YWCA of Central Alabama, Southern Environmental Law Center, Alabama Appleseed, Adelante Alabama, and Birmingham AIDS Outreach.
The Public Interest Career Fair is sponsored by the Law School’s Public Interest Institute and Career Services Office.