Public Service and Public Interest Law

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.

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

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.

Class year: 
1985

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)
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