Fairuz Abdullah

University of California Hastings College of the Law

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University of California Hastings College of the Law


Fairuz is a certified Co-Active coach, a Myers Briggs Training Instructor (MBTI), and a certified Federal Government Advisor. She brings career development expertise, emotional intelligence and diverse professional experiences to her work. She has spent her legal career helping the underserved and her professional development career guiding students and alumni to achieve their career and life goals. As an attorney, Fairuz advocated for indigent and low income clients as a Family Law and Juvenile Dependency Law attorney. Prior to becoming a member of the bar in 2006, she worked at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good where she studied the public policy impact of arbitration clauses and alternative dispute resolution processes on consumers in California. In her current role, she designs professional development workshops, seminars and trainings with a focus on public service and social justice careers, solo practice, judicial clerkships, post-graduate fellowships and career transitions. She has been invited to speak at conferences on a number of career advancement topics, including microaggressions, bias and bad behavior and advising public service grads. Fairuz is committed to diversity issues in the legal field and has served on the boards of minority bar associations and nonprofits. She received her B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Santa Cruz and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.  In the office, Fairuz is known for being a cheerleader for her students, a creative problem solver, helping others find joy in discovering what gives them fulfillment, and never turning down a well-made pastry. #confectiongourmand #professionaldevelopmentguru #anthropologieaddict