Fairuz Abdullah

Deputy Director of the Career Development Office


Fairuz is a relationship builder. She works to create job opportunities for students and alums. She builds affiliations with employers and identifies new opportunities in the legal profession. She brings emotional intelligence, leadership skills and diverse professional experiences to her work. Fairuz is a certified Co-Active coach, and Myers Briggs Training Instructor (MBTI). She worked as a Family Law and Juvenile Dependency attorney before coming to Hastings. In her previous role with the CDO, as Director of Public Interest and Public Service, she designed programs and counseled students interested in social justice and government careers. She has been invited to speak at conferences on a number of career advancement topics, including micro-aggressions, bias and bad behavior and professional development topics such as time management and productivity. 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.