Public Service and Public Interest Law

Kevin K. McAleenan, '98, Appointed Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced on Monday the selection of Kevin K. McAleenan as the Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson and Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced on Monday the selection of Kevin K. McAleenan as the Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). McAleenan is an innovative, dynamic, and mission-driven leader with more than 20 years of border security, legal, and international experience.

Class year: 
1998

Carmel Dooling, '17, named Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month

Becca Smith, '16
Pro Bono Board
October 24, 2014

Carmel Dooling,’17, began participating in pro bono work before classes even started—and by mid-October had already contributed 19 hours toward the Pro Bono Pledge. She's been named Volunteer of the Month for November.

Editor's note: The Pro Bono Board, a student group committed to expanding pro bono knowledge and opportunities to students, names a Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month. The November honoree is Carmel Dooling, ‘17. Becca Smith, a member of the board, wrote this story on her work.

Brian P. Brooks, '94, Appointed Fannie Mae Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Fannie Mae has appointed Brian P. Brooks, 45, as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary effective November 10. 

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WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced today it has appointed Brian P. Brooks, 45, as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary effective November 10. Brooks joins Fannie Mae from OneWest Bank where he was vice chairman and chief legal officer.

Class year: 
1994

Ariel Levinson-Waldman, '01, Wins Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Young Public Lawyer of the Year Award

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ariel Levinson-Waldman, the Senior Counsel to D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, has won the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.

Class year: 
2001

Public Interest at the Law School

Date: 
10.16.2014
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

Hannah Lazar, hklazar@uchicago.edu

Students at the Law School will engage in a panel on different facets of public interest life, including pro bono volunteer work, clinic experiences, networking, and job opportunities. This is an informal student panel open to the public. Domino's Pizza will be provided.

Julie Fernandes, ’94: Building a Career from One Interesting Job to the Next

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Not long after she graduated from the College at the University of Chicago in 1987, Julie Fernandes, ’94, met an influential mentor, the Chicago civil rights leader Al Raby, who gave her some life-shaping advice: “He told me, ‘If a job seems interesting to you, take it. If you like it, keep it.

Class year: 
1994

Jason S. Patil, '98, Accepts Senior-Level Appointment at SEC

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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced this week three new high-level appointments.

Jason S. Patil began work at the agency on Monday as an administrative law judge; Rhea Kemble Dignam has been named senior counsel to the director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations; and Liban Jama has been named director of the Atlanta Regional Office.

Class year: 
1998

Mark Aronchick, ’74: Master Litigator, Public Interest Advocate, and Proud Family Man

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This year the Philadelphia law firm cofounded and chaired by Mark Aronchick, ’74—Hangley, Aronchick, Segal, Pudlin & Schiller—further consolidated its reputation for excellence, being named 2014 Pennsylvania Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation, recognized as a “Pennsylvania Powerhouse” by Law360, and honored for excellence by Chambers USA.

Class year: 
1974

Gideon’s Promise Announces 2014 Law School Partnership Program Recipients

Hunt Archbold
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 24, 2014

Gideon’s Promise announced its Law School Partnership Program (LSPP) 2014 class – a group of 15 recent law school graduates poised to join a growing movement of public defenders committed to transforming criminal justice.

Hon. Len Edwards '66 Discusses the Civil Rights Struggles of the Summer of 1964

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Fifty years ago this month I joined several hundred volunteers and traveled to Mississippi to help register people to vote. The project has come to be known as the Summer of 1964 and became national news.

The experience was at once dangerous and inspiring — a time when my ideals of a fair society met a culture determined to preserve racial segregation.

Class year: 
1966
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