Public Service and Public Interest Law

David Gossett '97 Named FCC's Acting Deputy General Counsel for Litigation

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From the FCC website:

The Office of General Counsel today named David M. Gossett as Acting Deputy General Counsel for Litigation. Mr. Gossett will have day-to-day responsibility for directing the FCC’s advocacy in the nation’s courts. 

Class year: 
1997

Congratulations to March’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month: Shaun Haines

Rebecca Smith, '16
Pro Bono Board
March 20, 2014

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 March honoree is Shaun Haines,’16. His classmate, Rebecca Smith, a member of the board, wrote this story on his work.

Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"

Over 100 years ago, Chicago led the way in establishing separate courts for young people who committed crimes.  These Juvenile Courts, soon in operation in every state, had two interrelated aims:  The first was to separate adolescent offenders from adult criminals.

David Strauss, "Does the Constitution Always Mean What It Says?"

The U.S. Constitution is "the supreme Law of the Land." Of course some of its provisions are vague and must be interpreted. But when the Constitution says something clearly, we follow it. Don't we?

Giving Back While Growing Your Career: The How and Why of Non-Profit Board Service

Recorded on February 19, 2014. Never before has the role of non-profit board members been so important. With many non-profits stretched beyond the capacity trying to meet serious community needs with constricting financial resources, board members must provide both strategic leadership and steady stewardship, with a focus on financial sustainability.

Joseph K. Alston '98 Named Chief of Staff to RI Governor

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From the Providence Journal:

Governor Chafee has tapped Providence lawyer Joseph K. "Kenny" Alston as his new $170,000-a-year chief of staff, following the departure of George Zainyeh last week.

Class year: 
1998

Geoffrey Stone, "The President's Review Group on NSA Surveillance"

Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor Geoffrey Stone talks about his involvement in the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students and recorded on February 4, 2014.

Richard Cordray '86 to Appear on "Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades"

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Before he became head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or Ohio Attorney General, Richard Cordray, '86, was a f

Class year: 
1986

Michael Zhu '13 Sworn in as Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney

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From an Office of the State's Attorney Press release:

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez (left) congratulates Michael Zhu, a resident of Chicago, who was recently sworn in as a newly appointed Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney.

Class year: 
2013

Carolyn Shapiro '95 Named Solicitor General of Illinois

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From the Illinois Attorney General's website:

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that she has appointed Carolyn Shapiro to serve as the new Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General. She will succeed Michael Scodro, who will be joining the Chicago office of Jenner & Block as a partner in the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice.

Class year: 
1995
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