On February 26, 2011, the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division’s 9th Circuit held its Spring Circuit Meeting. The conference was held in San Diego and was attended by law school student leaders. Students had the opportunity to interact with well-established attorneys in the community and discuss hot topics such as finding a job in this economy, employment during law school and after the bar, and alternative careers for attorneys. They were also able to hear from a panel regarding deciding public interest versus private interest law.
Whittier Law School received two major honors at the conference. SBA President, Michelle Philo, received the ABA Law Student Division Silver Key Award, the highest honor bestowed on an ABA student member in the 9th Circuit. The law school received the ABA Law Student Division Bronze Key Award for the highest percentage increase in ABA membership of any law school in the 9th Circuit.