Public Service and Public Interest Law

Amber Cottle '96 Named Senate Finance Staff Director

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The year-end staff shuffle continued on Thursday with the Senate Finance Committee announcing that Capitol Hill veteran will head up the panel's policy operation. 

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2013 Schwartz Lecture: Cass Sunstein, "The White House and Regulation"

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Cass Sunstein was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from 2009-2012, prior to which he was Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago Law School. He is currently Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Jonathan Bunge ’88, Lori Lightfoot ’89 Among Possible Replacements for Fitzgerald as U.S. Attorney

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From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk are sending four names to President Barack Obama on Monday to replace Patrick Fitzgerald as the U.S. attorney in Chicago.

The four --Jonathan Bunge, Zachary Fardon, Lori Lightfoot and Gil Soffer--are all partners in Chicago law firms with experience as federal prosecutors in Chicago...

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How to Make the Most of the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)

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If you have secured interviews for MPILCC or will be attending the Table Talk portion of the conference, please join us for this informational program. Conference logisitics and strategies for making the most of Table Talk will be discussed. All students are welcome.

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

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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.

University of Chicago Law School Postgraduate Public Interest Law Fellows

University of Chicago Law School 2016-2017 Postgraduate Public Interest Fellows

  • Cornelius Cornellsen –  Amnesty International/Mikva Fellowship (New York, NY)
  • Ainsley Dowling – ACLU of Hawai'i (Honolulu,HI)
  • Joel Kim – Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (San Francisco, CA)
  • Elise Meyer – Public International Law & Policy Group (Washin
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