Public Service and Public Interest Law

PILS presents, "Who Worked Where - 2Ls talk about their summer public interest experiences"

Date: 
12.01.2010
Location: 
Room IV

Come hear 2Ls speak about their summer public interest experiences -- tips and tricks about how they got their jobs, what they did while they were there, and how they perhaps leveraged them into summer positions for the following summer.

Lunch provided, of course.

William Ridgway

Lecturer in Law

William Ridgway is an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, where he serves as Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cybercrimes Section. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Ridgway has investigated and prosecuted cases involving terrorism, cybercrime, intellectual property theft, and fraud.

Law Students Take the Pro Bono Pledge

Law Students Take the Pro Bono Pledge
Lynn Safranek
Law School Office of Communications
November 5, 2010

Chicago Law students will have more reasons to go into the Chicago community and to start using their lawyering skills early with the Law School’s new Pro Bono Program.

The Pro Bono Pledge at the University of Chicago Law School

At Chicago, we are dedicated to the principle that members of the legal profession and those aspiring to enter the legal profession have a professional obligation to assist in providing quality legal services to individuals, groups or causes that are under-represented in the legal system.

PILS Presents: Public Interest Advocacy for Migrants

Date: 
11.03.2010
Location: 
Room C

Alumnus Kristin Greer Love, '09, will be speaking about her work as a Skadden Fellow at Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. advocating for migrants. Drinks and desserts will be provided by PILS.

PILS Presents: Panel Discussion on Paths in Public Interest

Date: 
10.28.2010
Location: 
Room I

How to find your way amongst the myriad opportunities to serve the public interest?

Find out from our three panelists, who bring different perspectives on the various ways that one might find a career serving the public:

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

Alumnus Encourages Public Service Work with Gift to Fund Fellowships

Alumnus Encourages Public Service Work with Gift to Fund Fellowships
Lynn Safranek
Law School Office of Communications
October 8, 2010

Many law students enter law school with the goal of someday working in public interest, but those students often can't afford to take the unpaid summer internships that lead to those careers.

Faculty: 
Abbie Willard

Gary Haugen, '91: Helping the World's Poor Claim Legal Rights

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

When lawyers for International Justice Mission first encountered a Kenyan inmate named Peter in late 2009, he had been languishing in prison without bail for 12 months on charges of robbery with violence—an offense punishable by death.

Class year: 
1991
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