Government & Public Interest

WCL Webinar: Going Public – Tips on Navigating a Career in Public Interest Law

February 15, 2022, 4-5 PM, via Zoom, free for BC Law students

Going Public: Tips on Navigating a Career in Public-Interest Law offers a real-world, tip-filled conversation on how to navigate your way to a fulfilling public interest career. Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) panelists draw from their expansive legal careers spanning all sectors of the legal community, including fellowships, clerkships, big and small law firms, government service, national non-profits, and local legal services organizations. They have walked the walk. Now they will share what they have learned with you!

The panel will be moderated by Deborah Birnbaum, Assistant General Counsel at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Drawing on their personal experience and knowledge of the legal community, this panel will share tips helpful to law students planning an immediate launch into a public interest position and practicing lawyers seeking to move from private practice to a public interest career.