Law students are invited to join three free one-year student memberships to the California Lawyers Association (CLA). Membership only runs through the calendar year. You may submit a new form in the beginning of the year for every year you are enrolled in law school.
- Read more about CLA here.
- To learn about the benefits of joining CLA, click here.
- Sign up online for your section(s) or email us this completed form.
Below are some offerings that may interest you as a law student. Some programs require the applicant to be a member of that Section.
Labor and Employment Law Section
The Labor and Employment Law Section connects individuals as mentors and mentees. The Section makes the initial introduction between the mentor and mentee, and the mentor and mentee are responsible for contacting each other and developing their relationship. If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee, please sign up here.
You MUST be a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section to participate in this mentorship program.
Access to mentoring and constructive feedback early in one’s career is an important indicator of long term professional success. The Taxation Section is proud to support mentoring through its Odyssey Mentorship Program with the goal of shaping future productive and confident leaders of the profession. The Odyssey Mentorship Program provides Mentees with a confidential forum to ask questions, be exposed to other members of the profession, and gain expertise so they can be assured, skilled tax practitioners. It also provides Mentors with the opportunity to give back to the tax community and help support the future of the profession by ensuring its new members are best prepared for the professional challenges they may face. Learn more about the Odyssey Mentorship.
You MUST be a member of the Taxation Section to participate in this mentorship program.
Some sections offer free or discounted price for educational programs to law students. Check back periodically to see if any new programs have been added.
May 29, 2020 | IP in Entertainment and Media Conference
Presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section
Join us in Los Angeles for the IP in Entertainment & Media Conference. The program will cover cutting-edge legal issues in the entertainment and media industries. Learn more about the conference.
Students qualify for a discounted price of $100.
Public Law Writing Competition | Public Law Section
The Public Law Section is seeking entries for its annual Public Law Writing Competition. Historically, the competition has been open to law students. Now, lawyers who have been practicing for 8 years or less can submit entries. Three entries will be recognized, including a $2,000 cash prize for the winner. The author of the winning piece will be recognized at an awards reception sponsored by the Public Law Section, and their reasonable travel and hotel expenses to attend the reception will be included.
Submissions will be accepted from January 15 to April 15, 2020.
Intellectual Property Section
Are you interested in becoming an IP Section Reporter? The Intellectual Property Section of the California Lawyers Association is looking for 2Ls, 3Ls and recent graduates to serve as IP Section Reporters for 2020. Learn more here.