Public Service and Public Interest Law

Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship Information Session

Date: 
03.30.2017
Location: 
Rm. C
Contact info (email or phone): 

Susan Curry

If you are considering applying for a public interest fellowship after graduation or after a judicial clerkship, please join us for this program.  The program will cover types of fellowships, timeline considerations, available resources, and tips for navigating the process.

Skadden Fellowship Info Session featuring Susan Butler Plum

Date: 
03.28.2017
Location: 
Rm V

The Skadden Fellowships allow graduates to design their dream public interest jobs. These two-year fellowships fund work in civil legal services for clients living in poverty. Susan Plum, the Executive Director of the Fellowships, will be video-conferencing with students to explain the program and answer your questions.

Meet the Chief Deputy of the Colorado Public Defender, Brian Connors

Date: 
02.03.2017
Location: 
Rm V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Join Brian Connors, Chief Deputy State Public Defender at the Colorado Public Defender’s Office, to hear about public defense and opportunities available to students.

The Colorado Public Defender is a state-funded agency responsible for indigent criminal defense in all of Colorado’s 64 counties. They hire lawyers and paid interns who make a commitment to statewide placement.

[Lunch will be provided]

Meet Mr. Brian Connors, The Chief Deputy of the Colorado Public Defender (Lunch Provided)

Working with Traumatized Clients

Date: 
02.06.2017
Location: 
Room C
Contact info (email or phone): 

Nura Maznavi (nmaznavi@uchicago.edu)

Panelists will discuss how to prevent, identify, and address potential adverse psychological, emotional, and interpersonal consequences of working with traumatized clients. This discussion will explore both the occupational hazards and ethical obligations towards clients stemming from secondary trauma.

Diversity Month Program: Trailblazing and the Obama Education Department with James Cole, Jr., ‘95

Date: 
01.26.2017
Location: 
Room II
Contact info (email or phone): 

Candace Bergeron at cbergeron@uchicago.edu

Join James Cole, Jr., Former General Counsel, Delegated the Duties of Deputy Secretary of Education, for a discussion of the Obama Education Department’s key educational initiatives.  Cole will discuss his work advancing the civil rights of transgender children, regulating predatory colleges, and with the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, which seeks to address persistent opportunity gaps fa

International Human Rights Summer Internship Program Info Session

Date: 
01.09.2017
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Aican Nguyen aican@uchicago.edu

First and second year students are invited to join the IHR Summer Internship Program Info Session to learn about available opportunities to work abroad on human rights and other public interest issues during the summer of 2017 and the Program logistics. The Program alumni will be availale to share their expeiriences and answer questions.  

Boxed lunches will be provided.

Investigating and Litigating Chicago's Burge Torture Scandal

Date: 
01.05.2017
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

hgelbort@uchicago.edu

The Public Interest Law Society, the Human Rights Law Society, ACLU and the American Constitution Society present: "Investigating and Litigating Chicago's Burge Torture Scandal." Journalist John Conroy of the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center and attorney G.

The Wells Fargo Bank Litigation and Reflections on the Public Service Attorney for the Present and for the Future: with Los Angeles City Attorney, Mike Feuer

Date: 
11.16.2016
Location: 
Room C
Contact info (email or phone): 

p-woo1@uchicago.edu

The Los Angeles Office of the City Attorney plays a leading role in shaping the future of their city by fighting to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, reducing gang activity, preventing gun violence, standing up for consumers and the elderly, protecting the environment and much more.

Ensure Access on Election Day!

Date: 
10.27.2016
Location: 
Classroom F
Contact info (email or phone): 

nmaznavi@uchicago.edu

Volunteer on Election Day to conduct ADA accessibility surveys at Chicago Polling Places

Opportunities with the City of Chicago Law Department

Date: 
11.03.2016
Location: 
Room V

Steve Patton, Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago, will host a lunchtime program to discuss careers and other opportunities with the City of Chicago Law Department. The Corporation Counsel will lead a panel comprised of UChicago Law and other members of the City of Chicago Law Department. This event is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls. Speakers:

Steve Patton, Corporation Counsel

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