Private Interest Chairs: Brett Johnson and Will Smith Public Interest Chair: ImeIme Umana

The Professional Development Committee organizes programs throughout the academic year that introduces Harvard BLSA members to a variety of career resources and networking opportunities. The committee focuses on both private-sector and public-interest career paths.

This committee’s notable programs include:

  • 1L Job Fair – BLSA hosts a Job Fair for 1L students in early December. This Job Fair, open to the entire HLS student body, attracts both firm and public interest representatives from across the country. The December Job Fair is an ideal opportunity for students to begin making connections with employers.
  • Spring Lunch Series – Professional Development organizes a series of lunches during the Spring, each of which brings a set of lawyers from a sponsor firm to discuss a topic related to legal careers. Topics include work in litigation, work in corporate, diversity in the workplace, and interviewing tips.