Public Interest Faculty Mentors

Law School faculty distinguish themselves through their legal scholarship and teaching achievements, but also through their accessibility and willingness to meet and work with public interest-directed students. Faculty members who participate in the Public Interest Faculty Mentor Program provide students with specialized guidance in family law, immigration law, human rights and international law, criminal law, labor law, and in public policy, government and many other practice areas. Faculty Mentors believe that interactions with law students enhance the classroom environment; many bring a breadth of practical experience to their teaching.

Mentors teach courses of special interest to students who may be planning careers in government or public interest, participate in and organize events to increase students' understanding of career possibilities, and engage with students in smaller or informal settings designed to foster conversations about public service career paths, and to provide an expanded network of contacts for students interested in pursuing careers in government and public interest.

A list of Faculty Mentors is below, including their respective areas of interest and expertise, or you may may use the filter to find faculty members interested in a particular area of public interest work.

Deputy Dean and Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of Law
Foreign Relations Law, International Law
Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law
Christian Legal Perspectives, Gay Rights, Reproductive Rights
Lecturer in Law
Intellectual Property
Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law
Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar
Clinical Professor of Law
Civil Rights and Liberties, Criminal Defense, Education Law, Housing/Homelessness, Juvenile Justice/Child Advocacy, Legal Aid, Poverty Law, Racial Justice, Search & Seizure
Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law and Kearney Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics
Consumer Protection
Clinical Professor of Law
Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, Death Penalty, Indigent Defense, Juvenile Justice/Child Advocacy, Search & Seizure, Special Education
Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, and Professor of Political Science
Human Rights Law, International Law
Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law
Child Welfare, Education Law, Family Law/Divorce, Juvenile Justice/Child Advocacy, Special Education
Max Pam Professor of Law, Co-director of the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy, and Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar
Housing/Homelessness, Poverty Law, Public Benefits/Social Security, Real Estate/Land Use, State and Local Government
Clinical Professor of Law
Disability Law, Health/Mental Health Law, Legal Aid, Legislative/Policy/Politics