Public Service and Public Interest Law

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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No

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.

Law School Partners with Gideon’s Promise for Public Defender Fellowships

Law School Partners with Gideon’s Promise for Public Defender Fellowships
Communications Office
December 19, 2013

The University of Chicago Law School is joining forces with the Gideon’s Promise Law School Partnership Project (LSPP) to help strengthen under-resourced public defender offices across the South.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
Faculty: 
Susan J. Curry
Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

Julia Horwitz '12 Talks with WNYC's "On the Media" about EPIC/DHS Suit

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center just won a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, requiring the federal agency to release documents about the so-called "internet kill switch." Bob speaks with EPIC's Julia Horwitz about the lengthy battle with DHS, and the difficulty in getting information out of the notoriously opaque a

Class year: 
2012

Aaron Lindstrom '04 Named MI Solicitor General

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No

From MLive.com:

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Thursday that a Grand Rapids lawyer will take over as the state's solicitor general.

Class year: 
2004

Allyson Ho '00 Reappointed to Texas Judicial Council

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From the Texas Office of the Governor:

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Allyson Ho of Dallas and Richard Figueroa of Brenham to the Texas Judicial Council for terms to expire June 30, 2019. The council studies and reports on the organization and practices of the Texas judicial system.

Class year: 
2000

Jamil Dakwar, "Why International Human Rights Matter in the United States"

Jamil Dakwar is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program (HRP) which is dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to its international human rights obligations and commitments.

Mythili Raman '94: Accomplished Prosecutor Seeking Justice in New Role

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Earlier this year, President Obama appointed Mythili Raman, ’94 (née Tharmaratnam), as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Her new role, in which she oversees nearly 600 staff attorneys and works closely with 93 U.S.

Class year: 
1994

Defenders

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Defenders is a student group focused on programming related to indigent defense and public defender work, and on creating a network for students interested in being public defenders. We encourage all to attend and participate!

Please contact current presidents Isabella Nascimento (isnascimento@uchicago.edu) and Jack Corfman (Jcorfman@uchicago.edu) for more information.

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