Public Service and Public Interest Law

Aaron Lindstrom '04 Named MI Solicitor General

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Thursday that a Grand Rapids lawyer will take over as the state's solicitor general.

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Allyson Ho '00 Reappointed to Texas Judicial Council

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From the Texas Office of the Governor:

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Allyson Ho of Dallas and Richard Figueroa of Brenham to the Texas Judicial Council for terms to expire June 30, 2019. The council studies and reports on the organization and practices of the Texas judicial system.

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Jamil Dakwar, "Why International Human Rights Matter in the United States"

Jamil Dakwar is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program (HRP) which is dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to its international human rights obligations and commitments.

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

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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.

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Defenders is a student group focused on programming related to indigent defense and public defender work, and on creating a network for students interested in being public defenders. We encourage all to attend and participate!


Meet the Corporation Counsel: Careers with the City of Chicago Law Department

Room II
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Susan Curry -

Zachary Togami -

Steve Patton, Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago, will lead a panel to discuss careers and other opportunities with the City of Chicago Law Department. This event is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls of the University of Chicago Law School.


The panel of speakers will be comprised of:

Steve Patton, City of Chicago Corporation Counsel

Manish Shah '98 Nominated to US District Court for Northern District of Illinois

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From the Chicago Sun-Times:

WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama on Thursday tapped Manish Shah, a federal prosecutor, to be a federal judge in the Chicago-based Northern District of Illinois.

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John Emerson '78 Confirmed as Ambassador to Germany

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From the US Embassy website:

John B. Emerson was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 2013 as U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and presented his credentials to German President Joachim Gauck on August 26, 2013. He and his family arrived in Berlin on August 15, 2013.

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Morning Edition Looks at New FBI Director James Comey '85's To-Do List

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For the first time in years, there's new leadership at the FBI. Attorney General Eric Holder conducted the swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday. While Jim Comey starts his job Thursday, he's been working to get ready for years — preparing for threats ranging from terrorist bombings to cyber attacks.

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3L, Recent Alum Earn Coveted Fellowships

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
June 11, 2013

One soon-to-be Chicago Law graduate and one recent alumna are the recipients of a highly competitive fellowship that will allow them to serve Chicago communities in need for the next two years.

Susan J. Curry
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