Thursday, March 19, 2015

Prof. Brandeis hosts law careers panel for Intro to Law class

Prof. Brandeis, far right, introduces the panel: (l to r) Emily Fehrenbacher,
Heather MacAlpine, Leslie Need, and Carly Ashby.
Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, organized a law careers panel - Working in the Legal Profession -  for his LEGL 101 Introduction to Law classes on March 18.  Local attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals who work in politics and government were invited to present information on entering the legal profession, required academic credentials, tips for applying for jobs, what their particular positions entail, and critical skills needed for a successful legal career.  Students then participated in a lively q & a session with the panelists.

Students listen to descriptions of the variety of  jobs available in the legal profession.

Panelists included Carly Ashby, Paralegal, Nyquist Law Group; Leslie Need, Associate Attorney, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP; Heather MacAlpine, Assistant Ombudsman, Municipality of Anchorage; and Emily Fehrenbacher, Political Consultant/Community Organizer.

Heather MacAlpine is a Justice Center alum.