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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?”




March 18, 2018

  • Image preview Report your Pro Bono/Community Service Hours TODAY! All Day:

    Report your 30 hours of service for Honors Awards, for the Celebratory Lunch, and for Recognition from the Oregon State Bar.

    Hours are due March 23, but you may include hours you anticipate volunteering over Spring Break.

    Report your hours in Career Connect

    until March 23

March 21, 2018

  • Image preview “Heads Up” for Fall 12:10pm - 1:10pm:
    Many employers hire VERY early in the fall, for 2L summer law clerk positions and/or entry-level attorney jobs. Come get a “heads up”!!

April 4, 2018

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