USF School of Law Alumni Panel - Public Interest Post-Graduate Fellowships

Monday, January 28 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Zief Law Library - ZL 201 -Terrace Room

Please join us for an alumni panel about post-graduate public interest fellowships with Kim Irish '06, Chief Program Officer at OneJustice, and Cristal Harris '17, Butler Koshland Fellow at The Burns Institute in Oakland. Come learn about the different types of fellowship opportunities out there and receive some tips on the application, interview, and selection process.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Date: Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Place: Terrace Room , Zief Law Library, USF School of Law
Cost: FREE!

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF).

Questions? Contact USF Law Events at or call (415) 422-5406. 


Kim IrishKim Irish ’06

As a staff member of OneJustice for five years, Kim Irish recently was promoted to the position of Chief Program Officer. She previously acted as Director of OneJustice’s Healthy Nonprofits Program. In that capacity, Kim directed OneJustice's Executive Fellowship Program, and was responsible for developing continuing education programs for its Alumni. She developed and led OneJustice’s consulting work, providing trainings, resources, and coaching to the Boards of Directors and executives of legal services nonprofits throughout California on governance, fundraising, and strategic planning. In addition, she teaches at the University of San Francisco School of Law as an adjunct professor. Her course, Practice Ready Leadership for the Nonprofit Sector, is offered during the Spring. Before joining OneJustice, Kim served as the Volunteer Manager at the Eviction Defense Collaborative and as a Program Manager at Breast Cancer Action. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Spanish from the University of California, Davis, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Cristal HarrisCristal Harris ’17

Cristal Harris graduated from USF School of Law in 2017. She is a Butler Koshland Fellow at The Burns Institute in Oakland, CA. She is currently helping the Founder and President James Bell write a book on Youth Justice. In law school Cristal focused heavily on race equity, she wrote and published a law review article on mindfulness in policing with the help of Professor Rhonda Magee. Cristal spends much of her time mentoring aspiring law students and giving advice on LSAT, Scholarships, and Personal Statement writing.

Cristal also works with Founder Gym as a Digital Engagement Associate. Founder Gym is a tech enabled business that helps underrepresented founders secure venture capital funding.

Cristal is also a former foster youth, community college graduate, and 4 time commencement speaker at UCLA, San Joaquin Delta College, and USF Law School.