Public Service and Public Interest Law

Students Travel the World to Work in the Public Interest

From India to South Africa to Australia, public interest-minded students find work experience through international fellowships.

The Spring 2012 issue of the Record detailed Chicago Law students’ increasing passion for public interest law and the Law School’s effort to meet that interest with opportunities and funding. Of course, that enthusiasm and support is not confined within the United States.

Jennifer Levi '92: Fighting for Equal Rights, One Case at a Time

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Earlier this year, Jennifer Levi, ’92, received the highest honor bestowed by the National LGBT Bar Association, its Dan Bradley Award, for her leadership toward equality under the law.

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Tom Miles' Post to SCOTUSblog Voting Rights Act Symposium

Online VRA symposium: Social science goes to court
Adam Cox and Thomas Miles
September 13, 2012

The Constitution need not be read to require that Congress amass social scientific evidence before exercising its power to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment.  Surprisingly, however, lower courts confronting a slew of recent challenges to the Voting Rights Act have come close to imposing such a requirement.  If the Supreme Court holds Congress to that standard, the Act is in seriou

Thomas J. Miles

1L Summer Options: Public Service

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A 1L summer in public service can be tremendously rewarding.  Learn how to find a public service job and about funding options.

Pro Bono Pledge

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To celebrate National Pro Bono Week, the University of Chicago Law School is holding its Student Pro Bono Program! 

University of Chicago Law School Postgraduate Public Interest Law Fellows

University of Chicago Law School 2015-2016 Postgraduate Public Interest Fellows

  • Emma Cone-Roddy – AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Evan Feinauer – Natural Resources Defense Council (Chicago, IL)
  • Monica Ghosh – Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Chicago, IL)
  • Sara Haley – Shelby County Public Defender/Gideon’s Pr

Michele Ruiz '94 and Diana White '81 Named to Screening Committee for Federal Judges in the Northern District

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From Senator Durbin's press release:

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Profile of Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Balmer '77

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From BrieflyLegalPDX:

One would not necessarily expect to find the Oregon Supreme Court’s chief justice rocking out to the Decemberists or the Shins at the Crystal Ballroom … unless one knew Tom Balmer.

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