Student Application for the Capital Activities Planning Board
Overview of the Capital Lawyering Program
The McGeorge Capital Lawyering Program offers a comprehensive structure for students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional network needed to obtain positions working in California's capital. In addition to the academic program which leads to the award of the Capital Certificate, the Capital Lawyering Program includes a number of engagement and networking opportunities. Capital Lawyering I activities target students in the first year of law school, Capital Lawyering II activities will focus on students in the 2L year, and Capital Lawyering III activities will launch 3L students into a capital lawyering career. These activities are planned and executed by the Capital Activities Planning Board (CAP Board). Activities include VIP and Backstage Pass tours of the Capitol and City Hall, career panels, informational interviewing and mentoring, job shadowing, and numerous networking events.
Composition of the CAP Board
The CAP Board is comprised of two members of the Capital Center Alumni Board, a faculty advisor, a Career Development Office representative, two 3L students, and two 2L students.
Responsibilities of CAP Board Members
CAP Board members serve a one-year term and meet approximately 3-4 times a year to plan Capital Lawyering Program activities. The CAP Board will plan a series of Capital Lawyering I, II, and III Program activities for the coming academic year. The first meeting is held in the spring, soon after the Board members are selected. Additional meetings will be held on and off campus throughout the following academic year. CAP Board Members are expected to promote and attend all Capital Lawyering Program events, and to work with the Government Affairs Student Association to coordinate programs.
CAP Board Member Qualifications
- An interest in careers and activities centered in and around California's Capitol, including public policy work, legislative process, lobbying, campaign and election law, government relations, and political law.
- Membership in the Government Affairs Student Association.
- Ability to interact professionally with alumni in "power and influence" positions.
- Submission of a completed application and participation in a brief screening interview.
CAP Board Application Process
All applications for the CAP Board must be submitted electronically or via hard copy to Professor Brian Slocum, First Floor Northwest Hall by 5 p.m. April 19, 2013. Screening interviews will be held on a date to be determined and the CAP Board will be selected by a date to be determined.