The Center for Public Service Law has planned our second annual San Francisco Public Interest Law City Visit for Friday January 18, 2013. On that day we will visit 4 public interest/public service agencies in the city of San Francisco. This year we will visit a variety of organizations including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Equal Rights Advocates, the International Justice Resource Center and the National Housing Law Project. Last January 2012 we visited 4 different locations; 9 UW Law students went on the trip and received an excellent exposure to public interest law in San Francisco.
Who may attend? UW law students
Why attend? If you are interested in seeking summer positions in San Francisco or if you think you might practice public interest law in San Francisco after graduating then this is a great opportunity to get a sense of the lay of the land in SF. At each place we visit, the organization will give us a brief presentation and then lawyers on staff will answer our questions. Meeting the public interest lawyers in these offices will help you to begin building relationships — which is vital to “breaking in” to a new community. None of the employers we visit can guarantee our students jobs, but at least one attendee from last year secured a summer position after visiting one of the sites.
What are the expenses? You must provide your own transportation and lodging in the city. On Friday we will provide lunch and although most of these organization are within walking distance of each other if a bus or cab is necessary we will cover that as well.
How to RSVP: contact Dean Storms at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending or if you have additional questions. Please be in touch right away as we will want to confirm a minimum number of participants in order to go forward with the trip.