CCF Webinar | Student Workshop: Public Interest Job Interviewing

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Nervous about interviewing remotely? Join Equal Justice Works and public interest advisors for a webinar designed to help prepare you to interview at this year’s career fair. We will provide tips and tricks for standing out and making a lasting impression during your virtual interviews.

Panelists Include:

April Giancola joined Campbell Law School as the Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development on Nov. 1, 2021. April brings 22 years of legal and program management experience to her new role, including most recently serving as the Director of Public Interest Advising for the University of North Carolina School of Law’s Career Development Office. Prior to joining UNC Law, she was the Chief Legal Program Officer for Disability Rights N.C. and a civil attorney and post-conviction managing attorney for N.C. Prisoner Legal Services Inc. April earned a B.S. in speech and communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to obtaining a paralegal certificate from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the New England School of Law. Following law school she served as a trial attorney in the Maricopa County (Arizona) Public Defender’s Office and as director of legal services for Our Place D.C. and volunteer and training coordinator for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. She is a member of the Massachusetts, District of Columbia and North Carolina State bars and is bar certified in the Eastern, Middle and Western District Courts of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Giancola is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Membership Committee, the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee and Public Sector Council, and advisory member of the NC State Bar’s Subcomittee Studying Legal Deserts, serves as president of Oak City Voices, and participates in various pro bono projects.

Emily Sommers (she/her) serves as a Career Counselor within the Office of Career & Professional Development at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL).  Prior to joining the Washington College of Law, Emily was part of the public interest career advising team at Duke University School of Law.  Emily’s legal career has focused primarily on public-interest litigation. After earning her law degree, Emily worked for several years at Earthjustice where she litigated environmental and public health cases, primarily before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Subsequently, Emily worked at the Federal Trade Commission where she brought consumer protection cases to shut down online and robocall scams.  Emily is a graduate of Duke University School of Law and obtained her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied mathematics and computer science.

Aoife Delargy Lowe is the vice president of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works, where she works with law school professionals, law students, and the public interest community on issues including careers in public interest law, educational debt, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Her department facilitates short-term student fellowship opportunities, the largest public service legal career fair in the country, and educational, leadership and networking opportunities for students.

*Note: All webinars are listed in Eastern Time. 

September 29, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM