Our Open Doors Job Shadow program is designed for students in their first year of law school (1L). We match students with legal organizations who open their doors to the student for three days. The program gives students an inside view in the daily lives of lawyers and how legal organizations function. The program is open to law students enrolled in San Francisco law schools and takes place during spring break. Open Doors is a collaboration with the University of San Francisco School of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, and Golden Gate University School of Law.
This year’s program took place virtually on March 8, 2021. Open Doors 2021 was a one-day event, opening with a fireside chat with First Appellate District Justice Teri Jackson, followed by a dynamic, interactive practical skills workshop on projecting credibility and confidence presented by SpeechSkills.
Watch segments of Open Doors 2021 below:
For more details about the program, contact:
Marie C. Bryant
Golden Gate University School of Law
Director of Government, Public Interest & Litigation Advising
(415) 445-6603; firstname.lastname@example.org
UC Hastings College of Law
Assistant Dean for the Career Development Office
(415) 565-4837; email@example.com
University of San Francisco School of Law
Director of Career Services
Are you a 1L interested in the job-shadowing program?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Are you interested in serving as a host organization?
Host organizations include private law firms, non-profit organizations, in-house legal departments, government agencies and courts. We provide all you need to give your student a great job-shadowing experience.
If you are interested in hosting a student, please email email@example.com.
Job Shadow – Hon. Daniel A. Flores
The 1L Open Door Shadowing program is a valuable opportunity for students to get a taste of what it really feels like to work in a legal environment of their interest. Opening the door to first-year students can provide them with the type of clarity needed to make that important decision about where law students should focus their efforts during the critical summer between 2nd and 3rd year. I congratulate JDC in helping law students balance the adages of ‘fools rush in’ and ‘don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.’