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Carlos Bailey ( Class of 2011)

Hometown: Oceanside, CA

Undergraduate school and major: UC San Diego, English Literature

Current employer:

 Legal Action of Wisconsin

Location:

Madison, Wisconsin

Job title:

Staff Attorney

Previous positions:

Staff Attorney, Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Attorney, Northern Justice Project, LLC

Associate Attorney, Mendel Colbert & Associates

Description of what you do:

Provide civil representation to indigent clients, especially those at risk of homelessness or victimized by financial exploitation.

Your favorite part of your job:

Seeing that light in a person's eyes when you help them identify a possible solution to the problem that has been plaguing them for some time.

Your interests outside of work:

I like to cook, eat and drink. And I like traveling to different places where I can cook, eat and drink. I also dig scary movies, live music and soccer.

What is your favorite movie:

Evil Dead 2

What do you wish your 1L/2L/3L self knew about the job search:

Being a lawyer is stressful. You will build habits in law school, including how you choose to cope with your stress. So start making healthy lifestyle decisions right now. Seriously, right now.

What advice do you have for success in summer positions:

It's all about the people--your potential client base, and your coworkers and colleagues. If you don't jive with either as a group, then you might all just suffer. Invite your coworkers out after work. At the very least, pay attention to where folks go at the end of the day (assuming they ever leave).