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.

Clinical Professor of Law
Disability Law, Health/Mental Health Law, Legal Aid, Legislative/Policy/Politics
Director of Clinical and Experiential Learning, Clinical Professor of Law, Paul J. Tierney Director of the Housing Initiative, and Faculty Director of Curriculum
Community Development, Housing/Homelessness, Legal Aid, Nonprofit Law, Real Estate/Land Use, State and Local Government
Lecturer in Law
Criminal Prosecution
Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar
Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights Law, International Law, National Security
Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law
Health/Mental Health Law
Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics
Animal Rights, Disability Law, Gay Rights, International Gender Issues, Jewish Legal Perspectives, Religion and the Law
Lecturer in Law and Director of The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
Civil Rights and Liberties, Community Development, Land Use/Zoning, Legislative/Policy/Politics, Nonprofit Law, State and Local Government
John P. Wilson Professor of Law and David and Celia Hilliard Research Scholar
Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, Environmental Law, Gay Rights, Government/Regulatory Affairs, Housing/Homelessness, Legal Aid, Legislative/Policy/Politics
Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law
International Law
Professor of Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar, and Associate Member, Dept. of History
Arts and Humanities
Class of 1949 Lecturer in Law
Communications Law, Government/Regulatory Affairs
Lecturer in Law
Criminal Prosecution