Public Service and Public Interest Law

PILS Presents: Panel Discussion on Paths in Public Interest

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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:

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.

Abbie Willard

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

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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.

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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar '85 to Deliver 4th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. - the state's first elected woman to serve in the Senate - will deliver the fourth annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Saint John's University, Collegeville.

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Environmental Law Society presents National Resource Defense Council's Midwest Office

Henry Henderson is Program Director of the NRDC's Midwest Office. Shannon Fisk is the lead litigation attorney in the Midwest Office regarding coal power plants. This talk was recorded on April 22, 2010 and was sponsored by the Environmental Law Society.

56:16 minutes (51.52 MB)

Thomas E. Perez, "Advancing Equal Opportunity for All: Civil Rights in 2010 and Beyond"

Our nation has undeniably made great progress toward fulfilling the promise of equal opportunity and equal justice.  But our remarkable achievements are milestones along the path rather than the culmination of our journey.  Discrimination and bigotry persist in blatant forms - burned crosses, burned churches, hate-fueled assaults - and in subtle, yet equally devastating, forms.&n

58:56 minutes (53.96 MB)

Fr. Joseph Pius Pietryzk '97 and Harry Korell '93 Named to Legal Services Corporation by President Obama

On June 26, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts:

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Laura Weinrib

Assistant Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar

Laura Weinrib is a 2003 graduate of Harvard Law School. She completed her PhD in history at Princeton University in 2011. In 2000, she received an AB in literature and an AM in comparative literature from Harvard University. After law school, Weinrib clerked for Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. From 2009 to 2010, she was a Samuel I.

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