Public Service and Public Interest Law

WuDi Wu, ’16, named December’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month

Becca Smith, '16
Law School Communications
December 2, 2014

WuDi Wu, ’16, has been named December’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month.

Editor's note: The Pro Bono Board, a student group committed to expanding pro bono knowledge and opportunities to students, names a Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month. The December honoree is WuDi Wu, ‘16. Becca Smith, a member of the board, wrote this story on his work.

Carmel Dooling, '17, named Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month

Becca Smith, '16
Pro Bono Board
October 24, 2014

Carmel Dooling,’17, began participating in pro bono work before classes even started—and by mid-October had already contributed 19 hours toward the Pro Bono Pledge. She's been named Volunteer of the Month for November.

Editor's note: The Pro Bono Board, a student group committed to expanding pro bono knowledge and opportunities to students, names a Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month. The November honoree is Carmel Dooling, ‘17. Becca Smith, a member of the board, wrote this story on her work.

Public Interest at the Law School

Date: 
10.16.2014
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Hannah Lazar, hklazar@uchicago.edu

Students at the Law School will engage in a panel on different facets of public interest life, including pro bono volunteer work, clinic experiences, networking, and job opportunities. This is an informal student panel open to the public. Domino's Pizza will be provided.

Gideon’s Promise Announces 2014 Law School Partnership Program Recipients

Hunt Archbold
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 24, 2014

Gideon’s Promise announced its Law School Partnership Program (LSPP) 2014 class – a group of 15 recent law school graduates poised to join a growing movement of public defenders committed to transforming criminal justice.

Students Honored for Public Service

Law School Office of Communications
May 19, 2014

Congratulations to the following graduating students that have completed the Pro Bono Service Initiative by dedicating 50 or more hours to public service:

Sarah Kang '15 Named April’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month

Rebecca Smith, '16
Pro Bono Board
April 14, 2014

Editor's note: The Pro Bono Board, a student group committed to expanding pro bono knowledge and opportunities to students, names a Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month. The April honoree is Sarah Kang,’15. Rebecca Smith, a member of the board, wrote this story on her work.

Congratulations to March’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month: Shaun Haines

Rebecca Smith, '16
Pro Bono Board
March 20, 2014

Editor's note: The Pro Bono Board, a student group committed to expanding pro bono knowledge and opportunities to students, names a Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month. The March honoree is Shaun Haines,’16. His classmate, Rebecca Smith, a member of the board, wrote this story on his work.

Law School Partners with Gideon’s Promise for Public Defender Fellowships

Law School Partners with Gideon’s Promise for Public Defender Fellowships
Communications Office
December 19, 2013

The University of Chicago Law School is joining forces with the Gideon’s Promise Law School Partnership Project (LSPP) to help strengthen under-resourced public defender offices across the South.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
Faculty: 
Susan J. Curry
Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

Mythili Raman '94: Accomplished Prosecutor Seeking Justice in New Role

Is this a Record profile?: 
Yes

Earlier this year, President Obama appointed Mythili Raman, ’94 (née Tharmaratnam), as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Her new role, in which she oversees nearly 600 staff attorneys and works closely with 93 U.S.

Class year: 
1994
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