Monday, July 20, 2015

          Q & A with Kevin Sciarani '14

          This recent grad is excelling at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, one of the nation's top securities litigation firms.
          Sample alt tag.

          Tell us about your current position.

          I am an associate at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd.  The firm specializes in representing investors in securities litigation.  I work on a small team of lawyers preparing cases for trial and settlement.  Expectations are high and it comes with added responsibility. 

          How did your time at UC Hastings prepare you for your career?

          UC Hastings professors were always willing to push students to think about complex issues rather than regurgitating the black letter law.  Although it was frustrating at exam time, practicing deeper level analysis better prepared me for thinking through issues at work.  I also took advantage of the central location and found excellent work experience at courts and agencies at both the Federal and State level. 

          Beyond purely practical skills, professors and the staff dedicated significant time to help me develop professional skills that are important for success, but not a focus of traditional legal education. 

          Why did you decide to go into law in the first place?

          I was motivated by a desire to fight for economic fairness.  However, making the decision to go to law school was a gradual process.  I knew I wanted to be a lawyer once I realized I spent my free time reading and thinking of solutions to problems.  Now I get to do this almost every day. 

          What is your greatest professional accomplishment so far?

          As a new lawyer, seeing my written work being used in motion briefs is most satisfying.    

          What’s your approach to work/life balance?

          First, I think you should be realistic and accept that there will be times that work/life balance may seem impossible in many legal jobs.  But I try to identify what is really important in my life and what is just a bonus.  I obsessively schedule my time to try to find time for the important things.  I always look to find ways to increase my efficiency in handling mundane tasks to have more time for the things I enjoy.


          SHARELINE: "@uchastingslaw profs push students to think about complex issues rather than regurgitating the black letter law." http://ctt.ec/mbKdQ+


          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Friday, May 18, 2018

          UC Hastings Students Speak at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

          Members of the Hastings Human Rights and International Law Organization attended the 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to meet diplomats, engage in discussions on human rights issues, and deliver advocacy statements during proceedings.
          Wednesday, May 09, 2018

          Joseph W. Cotchett, Champion for Justice and Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar, is UC Hastings Law's 2018 Commencement Speaker

          Litigation Trial Lawyers Hall of Famer and UC Hastings Alumnus, Class of 1964, to keynote the College’s 137th Commencement
          Friday, May 04, 2018

          Blek le Rat, “The Godfather” of Stencil Graffiti, Contributes Installation at UC Hastings

          The innovative street artist is taking to the streets with works throughout San Francisco to promote a rare North American exhibition.
          Friday, May 04, 2018

          UC Hastings Professor Veena Dubal’s Work Plays Role in California Supreme Court Ruling

          “The Dynamex Decision” creates a major change in the landscape for California’s gig economy and follows the path of Professor Dubal’s analysis from her scholarly work.
          Wednesday, May 02, 2018

          Thinkers & Doers: April 2018

          Professor Dubal cited in the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision – Professor Aviram discusses “Sanctuary City” litigation outside the Ninth Circuit – Ellen DeGeneres asks Kamala Harris about 2020 presidential aspirations – How Asylum Works and Doesn’t Work – Professor Ball earns national recognition with 2018 Shanara Gilbert Award – Highlights from the Spring Soirée – and much more
          Go to News Archive