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Honeymoon Period Is Fruitful for Job-Hunting UC-Irvine Law Students

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The first students at the new law school at the University of California at Irvine will all be employed this summer, half of them with nonprofit groups.

The Recorder (sub. req.) has the story. “So far, it’s been good to be a UC-Irvine law student,” the story says. “Not only does the entire inaugural class get its JDs free of tuition, all 60 students also have jobs lined up for the summer.”

According to the Recorder’s count, 30 students have jobs with nonprofits, 17 with judges, and the rest in law firms and prosecutors’ offices. The school is still unaccredited, but it’s enjoying a “honeymoon” period, according to Charles Cannon, the law school’s assistant dean of development and external affairs.

Cannon told the publication that the school is taking advantage of a time when it is new and full of promise to build ties with agencies that may hire its students in the future.

Previous coverage: “Another Sweet Deal for Law Students at UC Irvine: Half Off Tuition”

ABA Journal: “Irvine by Erwin” “Offer of Free Law School Allows UC Irvine to be Choosy”

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