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Careers in Federal Practice Panel
Thursday, April 4, 2014, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., LH2

Please join us for a panel discussion of career opportunities in the federal court system.  The panel will include representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Trustee’s Office, the U.S. District Court, and a private practitioner in the federal courts.  This is an excellent opportunities to ask questions of attorneys practicing in and before the federal courts.  Free lunch from Kebab Shop will be served courtesy of the Federal Bar Association.

This event is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter; CWSL Career and Professional Development Office; and the Federal Bar Association Committee of Student Bar Association.

Please contact with any questions.

Careers in Tax Law

March 28th, 2014 by



In Association With:

California Western School of Law Career Services
University of San Diego School of Law Tax Law Society
California Western School of Law Estate Planning Society


Date:  April 2, 2014
Reception – 6:00-6:30 PM
Panel:  6:30 – 7:30 pm
Networking: 7:30-9:00 PM
Place:  At CWSL’s Roy Bell Reading Room (350 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101)

There will be hors d’oeuvres and graduate level drinks



Tim Nader – Deputy Attorney General- Business and Tax Section

Shahin Rahim – Staff Attorney at the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of the Legal Aid Society

Ronson Shamoun – Principal and CEO at RJS Law- A Tax Law Firm

David Sweet – Tax Senior Attorney at Ernst & Young

Brandon Carbullido – Manager of International Tax Services at Ernst & Young


Learn the right way to answer these difficult – and essential – job interview questions. 


The very first thing to do after a company or recruiter has contacted you to schedule an interview: Congratulate yourself!

In a field crowded with highly qualified candidates, it’s no small compliment to learn you’ve set yourself apart from hundreds of candidates. Your resume, online and offline brand, and all the networking efforts you’ve made have stood out to this employer, and that’s cause for pride.

Now, get ready for your close-up. Interviews can be multi-part affairs and take place in a variety of settings, but the intent is the same: to gauge how you measure up in real time and assess if you can put your mouth where your personal brand is. That means preparation is key. Be prepared to answer these common interview questions so you’ll respond with confidence when it matters most.  Read more »

Come to the Lawyer’s Club Mock Interview Program to work on your interviewing skills and network as well!   

Where: Duane Morris LLP, 750 B Street, Suite 2900,  San Diego, CA  92101
When:  Wednesday, March 26
Time:  5:30-7:30 p.m.

 This is an interviewing seminar where attorneys from the San Diego legal community ask you questions and then give you feedback on your answers.  A networking reception follows.

  • Raffle/Door prizes.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Free professional head shots for all students for your LinkedIn profile!
  • Bring copies of your current resume.

RSVP to if you can attend!


What to do After Graduation

Thursday, March 20, 2014

12:15-1:30 p.m., Room 2G

Learn about thriving practice areas in today’s economy, understand the essential requirements for stepping up your job search, and learn how to be a successful candidate.  Lunch will be provided. 

3Ls Strongly Encouraged to Attend

(A repeat session of this workshop will take place on Thursday, March 27 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 2C for those who cannot attend this Thursday)

The Entertainment & Sports Law Society presents:


An Entertainment Symposium with Panelist Members:

John Schulman – Former Executive VP and General Counsel, Warner Bros.
David Pierce – Managing Member, Pierce Law Group, LLP
Jonathan Altschul – Partner, Fox Rrothschild, LLP
Jeff Cohen – Partner, Cohen Gardner, LLP (The Goonies)

DATE:  March 14, 2014
TIME:  5:30
PLACE:  350 Cedar Street, Room 2B

Networking reception to follow! 

Click here for Entertainment Symposium flyer.




  • Learn about multiple ways to secure a summer law job if you haven’t already obtained one
  • Learn about job application deadlines during the summer and how to prepare for Fall Recruiting 
  • Find out what positions will be available through Fall Recruiting as well as other job opportunities with summer deadlines

Lunch will be provided. 

DATE:  Thursday, March 13, 2014
TIME:  12:15-1:30 p.m.
PLACE:  Room 2F

  • 1Ls and 2Ls Encouraged to Attend

Career Services and Environmental Law Society



Are you interested in learning about exciting careers that are interconnected with Environmental Law? 
Do you want a job that’s good for your resume and good for the environment?
Come join ELS to learn about the diversity of this field in both public and private sectors.  

**Non-Pizza Lunch will be provided 

Time and Location

March 10th
 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Room 2B


Donna Jones, Esq.
                      Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Partner 

                      Specializes CEQA compliance, Coastal Development Permits, and California Coastal Commission issues.

  Stephen Marsh, Esq.
McKenna Long & Aldridge, Senior Counsel in the Environment, Energy and Product Regulation practice group 

Specializes in hazardous waste and toxic tort litigation.

Matt O’Malley, Esq.
Coastkeeper, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic Director 

Oversees the legal clinic, protects waters by utilizing local/state/national laws/regulations and community engagement.

Toby Roy, Esq.
San Diego County Water Authority, Water Resources Manager 

Manages the IRWMP, Recycled Water Programs, and conservation policy.






A Law Practice You Can Love:

DATE:  Tuesday, March 11th 
TIME:  12:15 – 1:05 p.m.
Room 2G

Virtual law practice, also known as eLawyering, refers to a law firm that delivers legal services online, either directly to consumers or through platforms such as Lawdingo.  A virtual law office exists through a secure client portal and can be accessed by both client and attorney anywhere an internet connection is available.  

Come hear from two local attorneys who have recently opened their own virtual law offices:

Alison Dearden of Dearden Law( and
Samuel Brotman of The Brotman Virtual Law Office ( 

They will introduce you to the various aspects of a successful virtual law office including structures, technology, setup, managing, marketing and ethics.

Lunch will be provided!

Entertainment Law Career Day at Southwestern Law School is this Saturday, February 22, 2014

 This is a great opportunity to network and to learn from attorneys in the Entertainment industry.



Please RSVP to Noelle Dorman via email ( by Wednesday, February 19th  at Noon if you plan on attending.  Also please advise as to whether you are planning on staying for the Careers in Sports Law Mini Symposium from 12:00-2:00 pm.

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