Students and alumni came together recently to check out the opportunities presented during a Career Fair at the University of La Verne College of Law. In the end, the effort proved time well spent as many walked away with externships and law clerk positions. The event, held April 10 in the Frank J. Mistretta Family Foyer, was attended by an estimated 60 individuals who discussed their qualifications and career plans with 14 prospective employers – some of whom are La Verne Law alumni.
Several students received externships, which they perform for school credit, while others were selected for law clerk positions explained Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Career Services August Farnsworth. “They were really excited and are looking forward to working in these various environments,” Farnsworth said. “They are extremely excited about their prospects for this summer.”
The annual event usually is held in the second week of April. It complements the year-round effort to connect students with jobs. Employers can always post jobs for free with La Verne Law and participate in on-campus interviewing of potential new hires. The students and alumni at the Career Fair met with a variety of law firms, public interest organizations and government agencies that need qualified people who can begin working this summer or in the fall.
“The whole idea is for employers to mix and mingle and get to know the students and the law school,” Farnsworth said. “We received a lot of positive feedback from employers who would like to come again. They were very impressed with the students and their resumes.”
Employers interested in partnering with La Verne Law Career Services can call (909) 460-2016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.