Spring 2012

A Tradition of Leadership: Law School Alumni in Public Service

From the Justice Department to the U.S. Senate, from charitable foundations to nonprofit advocacy, Chicago alumni are prominent in public service.

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Creating a Culture of Service: The Law School Pro Bono Pledge

Alejandro Herrera, ’13, interviews Susan Curry, Director of Public Interest Law and Policy, about the voluntary student pledge to take on 50 hours of pro bono legal work.

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Pathway to Public Service: Fellowships as Gateways to Lifelong Careers

Students starting their careers in public interest law enjoy increasing support from the Law School, through advising, mentorship, and financial help.

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Law Students Serve the Public, Further Their Careers Through Clinical Education

In Chicago’s clinics, students put their classroom knowledge to practical use in the areas of environmental law, domestic violence, entrepreneurialism, and much more.

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A New Role for Juvenile Courts?

Emily Buss, Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law, explores how juvenile courts can foster development, decision-making, and accountability in young people, instead of just processing them as victims and offenders.

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Chicago Students Find Ways to Serve as They Study

In public service organizations and through individual efforts, Chicago Law students serve close to home and around the world, picking up legal skills along the way.

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Justice Scalia Comes Home to the Law School

The Supreme Court Justice—and former faculty member—spent two days at the Law School in February.

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A Snapshot of a Summer

In the summer of 2011, 132 first- and second-year Law School students worked at these 115 different public service, government, and nonprofit organizations.

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