Public Service and Public Interest Law

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

Robert Linn '74 Named NYC's Director of Labor Relations

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From Politicker.com:

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio today announced five key appointments to his administration, pledging to continue building a progressive, diverse and effective government.

Class year: 
1974

Chris Garrett '00 Appointed to Oregon Court of Appeals

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From StatesmanJournal.com:

Class year: 
2000

Nicholas Stephanopoulos, "The South After Shelby County"

In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court dismantled one of the two pillars of the Voting Rights Act: Section 5, which had barred southern jurisdictions from changing their election laws unless they first received federal approval. The burning question now is what will happen to minority representation in the South in the absence of Section 5. In this talk, Prof.

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