From the Justice Department to the U.S. Senate, from charitable foundations to nonprofit advocacy, Chicago alumni are prominent in public service.
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.
Students starting their careers in public interest law enjoy increasing support from the Law School, through advising, mentorship, and financial help.
In Chicago’s clinics, students put their classroom knowledge to practical use in the areas of environmental law, domestic violence, entrepreneurialism, and much more.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court Justice—and former faculty member—spent two days at the Law School in February.