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1L Information & Resources

Welcome!  Our office looks forward to working with you throughout law school and beyond. 

We encourage you to review all the CPDC webpages via the links on the right.  In addition, we have crafted special webcasts and links to resources specifically for 1L students, which can be found below. 

“What Should I Be Doing My First Semester?”

The CPDC 1L Series - Number 1 (What Should I Be Doing My First Semester) from CPDC on Vimeo.

Supporting Materials:

“Intro to Practice Areas, Practice Settings, and Types of Law Student Opportunities”

The CPDC 1L Series - Number 2 (Intro to Practice Areas, Settings) from CPDC on Vimeo.

Supporting Material:


“How Do I Figure Out What I Want to Do if I Don’t Already Know?”
“Where Do I Start (what should I be doing besides looking at job postings)?”


“What are Employers Seeking in Applicants?”


“How Much Practical Experience Do I Need and What Counts?”




January 12, 2018

January 16, 2018

  • Image preview Oregon DOJ Information Session 12:10pm - 1:10pm:
    Each year the OR DOJ hires many 1L and 2L law clerks. Come find out more about what DOJ law clerks do, and how the hiring process works.

January 17, 2018

  • Image preview So You Want to Work in Criminal Law? 12:10pm - 1:10pm:
    A session designed to answer your questions about using your time in school to best position yourself for a criminal law career. Get answers to questions about how to take advantage of courses, clinical offerings, certificates, externships and practical experience as a Certified Law Student in courts.

January 18, 2018

February 5, 2018

  • Equal Justice Works Information Session 12:10pm - 1:10pm:

    A representative from Equal Justice Works will provide an overview of its programs geared towards mobilizing the next generation of public interest lawyers. This includes details about postgraduate Fellowships and tips for navigating the application process, summer funding opportunities through AmeriCorps JD & Rural Summer Legal Corps, details on the national Conference & Career Fair and more. They will also information on resources for guidance in managing your student debt as your pursue these opportunities.


February 8, 2018

February 13, 2018

  • Image preview OR Tax Court Panel Information Session 12:10pm - 1:10pm:
    The Tax Court is not just about tax. Get the inside scoop from current clerks and judges about their experiences working for the Oregon Tax Court, landing an externship or post-graduate judicial clerkship with the court, and the ways a judicial clerkship can help advance your career.

February 28, 2018

  • Image preview ABA Public Practice Panel 12:10pm - 1:10pm:
    Come hear from a panel of lawyers who work in the public sector, including all levels of government. They will discuss the pros and cons of working in the public versus private sector and give tips for best situating yourself for future public sector employment.

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