The Annual Northern California Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day (PIPS Day), is a job fair and networking event designed to increase students' exposure to a vast array of public interest organizations and government agencies. Seven northern California law schools coordinate to host this event every winter. For students interested in finding a public interest position for the summer, plan to participate in this event. 

PI/PS Day has two components:

  • Formal Interviews (virtual): Employers conduct virtual formal, pre-screened interviews for paid, work-study or volunteer positions. First, second, and third year students may apply for positions through PIPS Day. Formal interviews are only open to students of sponsoring schools.
  • Table Talk (virtual): Representatives from non-profit legal organizations and government agencies are available to speak with students. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the work done by a large number of organizations across the region. It also provides a good chance to introduce yourself to the public service community and make contacts that can produce positive results, either in the short-run or further down the line. 

All information on deadlines and instructions for students are on the PIPS Day website. Employers looking to participate or donate to this event can also find information on the PIPS Day Employer Page

PIPS Day 2025

This year's virtual event is January 31 and February 1, 2025. Table Talk will take place on Friday, January 31, 2025 from 1:00-3:00 pm.  Formal Interviews will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2025 from 9:00am - 4:40pm.

December 2, 2024 | Students receive login information to the PIPS Day online system (PIPS Flo Recruit) and can begin researching employers/positions, but will not be able to apply until December 13.

December 13, 2024 | 12 AM | Applications and registration opens

  • Students may apply/bid for formal interviews by submitting applications online in Flo Recruit. Applications are not rolling.
  • Students may register for virtual Table Talk on Flo Recruit.

January 10, 2025 | 12 PM | Formal Interviews application period closes

  • Students must have submitted all interview applications by Noon. The system automatically shuts down at 12pm. Applications in process at 12pm will not be allowed to finish and no late applications will be accepted. Students are urged not to wait until close to the deadline as system slowdowns occur as many students attempt to upload and apply and assistance will be difficult to obtain.

See the PIPS Day website for other key dates and deadlines

To help you prepare for interviews please see our PIPS Day Common Interview Questions Guide.


Please watch our introduction to PIPS day recording that briefly goes over basics on how to apply and important deadlines and resources for the 2024 PIPS Day application.