Public Service and Public Interest Law

Panel: “Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?”

A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani

A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani

As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project."

Student organization presenters: 
American Civil Liberties Union
Student organization presenters: 
American Constitution Society
Student organization presenters: 
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association

Lisa Ellman, '05, Is Shaping the Nation's Policy on Drones

Lisa Ellman has been quietly working to craft policy that will make it possible for commercial drones to be flown in the US.

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

When Lisa Ellman was eight years old, she drafted a policy document for her family. She called it her Magna Carta—and it was primarily designed to keep her two annoying younger brothers in check. Ellman’s document levied a fine for saying mean words like “dummy” and for engaging in wild behavior like “pinching your older sister.”

Class year: 
2005

Frederick Yarger, '07, Appointed Colorado's Solicitor General

Effective April 1, 2015, Frederick Yarger will succeed Daniel Domenico as Colorado’s solicitor general.

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

In her first act as Colorado’s 38th Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman today met with Department of Law staff to announce her senior cabinet appointments.

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Class year: 
2007

Tracey Meares, '91, Appointed to Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Today the President will sign an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and announce its members.

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No

Today the President will sign an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and announce its members. The Task Force is part of the Administration’s efforts to strengthen community policing and strengthen trust among law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.

Class year: 
1991

Gary Goldsholle, '91, Named SEC Trading and Markets Deputy Director

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Gary Barnett and Gary Goldsholle have been named as deputy directors in the Division of Trading and Markets.

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Gary Barnett and Gary Goldsholle have been named as deputy directors in the Division of Trading and Markets.

Class year: 
1991

James Cole Jr., '95, Confirmed as US Education Department General Counsel

We are thrilled that the Senate has confirmed James Cole Jr. as the new general counsel at the U.S. Department of Education.

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan:

Class year: 
1995

WuDi Wu, ’16, named December’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month

Becca Smith, '16
Law School Communications
December 2, 2014

WuDi Wu, ’16, has been named December’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month.

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 December honoree is WuDi Wu, ‘16. Becca Smith, a member of the board, wrote this story on his work.

Bettinger-López, "Reframing Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation"

Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States: Reframing Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation

Caroline Bettinger-López is a Visiting Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and Acting Director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

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.

Is this a Record profile?: 
No

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.

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