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Law Students

Welcome to CEB!

An entity of the University of California, CEB is committed to serving all law students and new lawyers. If you're preparing for an interview, looking for networking opportunities, researching a memo or learning to represent clients in a clinical program, CEB resources can help. 

Student Benefits

  • OnLAW®, CEB's online library
  • Awards and scholarships
  • Career development
  • Advice and insights
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If you're writing a brief or advising clients in a clinic, you can quickly find context for your case and streamline your research. OnLAW gives you step-by-step guidance, including sample forms and links to cited cases and codes. It is used widely among California lawyers, from solo attorneys and legal aid organizations to AmLAW 100 firms. Plus, all new lawyers receive a free year of OnLAW and more.

Go to your law school library and search for OnLAW to access the database for free.
Frequently Asked Questions and Tutorials

Awards and Scholarships

Legal research and writing are essential skills in all areas of the law. CEB's Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing rewards the best briefs produced by a first-year law student at participating University of California law schools. Our panelist of judges include Justices, Judges, law firm partners, and renowned legal minds in California.

Congrats to our 2018 winners!

  • UC Berkeley School of Law

  • Ansel Carpenter, ‘20
  • Emily Miller, ‘20
  • UC Davis School of Law

  • Kim Ng, ‘20
  • UC Hastings College of the Law

  • Julia Covello, ‘20
  • Alex Wettermann, ‘20

Past Winners

UC Berkeley School of Law

  • Trevor Kosmo, ‘19
  • Dana Lueck-Mammen, ‘19
  • Matt Gauthier, ‘18
  • Eunice Park, ‘18
  • Neda Khoshkoo, ‘17
  • Jennifer Barnette, ‘16
  • Neda Khoshkhoo, ‘15
  • Jennifer Barnette, ‘14
  • Christopher Martin, ‘13
  • Katie Henderson, ‘12
  • Chris Bebenek, ‘11
  • Benjamin Botts, ‘10

UC Davis School of Law

  • Lindsey Williams, ‘19
  • Rachel Williams, ‘19
  • Erika Watts, ‘18
  • Anthony Friedman, ‘17
  • Christopher Gorman, ‘16
  • Elizabeth Klueck, ‘13
  • Jessica Hawk, ‘12
  • Susan Ye, ‘11

UC Hastings College of the Law

  • Nina Gliozz, ‘19
  • Miruna Pedescu, ‘18
  • Michael Niebuhr, ‘17
  • Tyler Cassacia, ‘15
From left to right Emily M., Dean Chemerinsky, and Ansel C.
UC Berkeley winners Emily M. and Ansel C. with Dean Chemerinsky

Career Development

Enhance your resume, build your legal skills, and network with experts in the legal community. Attend free CEB career development events all over California - live or On Demand.

To take advantage of these special offers, register for a student account here. Questions? Email Kelly Chan at

Advice and Insights

Trust and Estate Litigator

Julie R. Woods (now a Research Attorney at Contra Costa Superior Court) talks about what a typical workday was like for her as a Trust and Estate Litigator at Hartog, Baer & Hand, Orinda.

Family Law Attorney

Family Law Attorney Marshall Waller, Feinberg & Waller, APC, Beverly Hills and Calabasas, talks about what a typical workday is like for him

Employment Law Attorney

Employment Law Attorney Ron Brand, The Brand Law Firm, Santa Ana, talks about what a typical workday is like for him.

Business Litigation Attorney

Business Litigation Attorney Karla Kraft, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, Newport Beach, talks about what a typical workday is like for her.