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. Eight northern California law schools coordinate to host this event every winter. 

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. 

For additional information see the PIPS Day website.

PIPS Day 2024

This year the event will take place virtually using PIPS Flo Recruit on February 2-3, 2024. Table Talk will take place on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 pm.  Formal Interviews will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 9:00am - 4:40pm.

December 1, 2023 | Students receive login information to the PIPS Day online system (PIPS Flo Recruit) and can begin researching employers/positions.

December 11, 2023 | 12 AM | Applications and registration opens

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

January 12, 2024 | 5 PM | Application period closes

  • Students must have submitted all interview applications by 5pm. The system automatically shuts down at 5pm. Applications must be submitted before 5pm, applications in process 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 2023 PIPS Day application. Click here for slides from that presentation.

Our office will hold an information session for those planning to attend PIPS day the week of PIPS. We will go over logistical questions for the day of and how to get the most out of the event. We will record the session for those unable to join. Last year's presentation: PIPS Day- Maximizing Your Day