Public Service and Public Interest Law

Lori Lightfoot, '89: The Highest Standards

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Credibility and integrity were traits that made Lori Lightfoot, ’89, a leader at the Law School and are traits that have distinguished her career as well.

Class year: 
1989

Esther Lardent, '71: "A Gift for Lawyers"

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As an undergraduate at Brown University, Esther Lardent, ’71, had her career as a movie and theater reviewer completely planned out.

Class year: 
1971

Daniel Levin, '81: Public Service at the Highest Levels

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The career of Daniel Levin, ’81, is distinguished by contributions at the highest levels of government.

Class year: 
1981

Wan Kim, '93: Civil Rights Are Personal and Professional

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“Chicago was actually my second choice for law school,” Wan J. Kim, ’93, recently confessed to a classroom of current Law School students. “But I was rejected by Yale,” Kim laughed. It ended up being a good thing. “Whenever I’ve talked to colleagues, the one thing I always come away with is that at Chicago, all ideas were embraced,” Kim explained.

Class year: 
1993

Alan S. Kopit '77 Appointed Chair of American Bar Association’s Fund for Justice and Education

Alan S. Kopit, partner in charge of the Cleveland office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was recently appointed chair of the American Bar Association's Fund for Justice and Education. Mr. Kopit has been a
member of the fund's Council since 2006, and a member of the ABA since 1977.

Class year: 
1977

Alison Siegler and Students, "Clinics in Action: The Federal Criminal Justice Project"

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Alison Siegler, as well as students Stephanie Holmes, Brynn Lyerly, Emma Mittelstaedt, Chris Stanton, Daniel Bork, Kristin Love, and James Burnham, discuss the work of the Federal Criminal Justice Project.


58:03 minutes (53.15 MB)

Anthony Casey

Assistant Professor of Law

Anthony Casey graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 magna cum laude with an AB in economics and government and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the Law School, receiving his JD with high honors in 2002. He was the recipient of the John M. Olin Prize and a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. After law school, Anthony clerked for then-Chief Judge Joel M.

Public Interest Law Society

Currently Active

The Public Interest Law Society of the University of Chicago aims to expose students to the wide breadth of public interest law by:

A) Fostering clear conceptions of the myriad ways lawyers can serve the public interest.

B) Working with fellow organizations to help students explore public interest activities while in law school.

Neighbors

Currently Active

Founded in 1993, Neighbors is the Law School’s primary community service organization. The group runs a weekly Middle School Leadership Program through an after-school program for students in the community, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, as well as a one-on-one mentoring program that matches “off-track” students with law student mentors over the course of the school year.

International Law Society

Currently Active

Almost every area of law is affected by the globalization of world economies. International Law Society (ILS) is an organization for students interested in the many facets of public and private international law and cross-border transactions. ILS has a strong speakers program, bringing in a variety of specialists, including academics, attorneys, and government officials.

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