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.

Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law
International Law
Assistant Professor of Law
Civil Rights and Liberties, Free Speech and Press, Government/Regulatory Affairs, International Law, Legislative/Policy/Politics, Religion and the Law, State and Local Government
Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law
Gay Rights, Government/Regulatory Affairs, Reproductive Rights, State and Local Government
Lecturer in Law
Criminal Prosecution
Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor
Civil Rights and Liberties, Free Speech and Press, Gay Rights, Legal Aid, Media Law, National Security, Privacy, Religion and the Law, Reproductive Rights
Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Abrams Environmental Law Clinic
Employment/Labor Law, Environmental Law, Government/Regulatory Affairs, Human Rights Law, Nonprofit Law, State and Local Government
Lecturer in Law
Civil Rights and Liberties, Community Development, Government/Regulatory Affairs, Housing/Homelessness, Human Rights Law, International Law, Islamic Legal Perspectives, Legislative/Policy/Politics, Religion and the Law, State and Local Government
Clinical Professor of Law
Civil Rights and Liberties, Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, Death Penalty, Indigent Defense, Juvenile Justice/Child Advocacy, Poverty Law, Prisoners’ Rights, Racial Justice, Search & Seizure
Assistant Professor of Law
Civil Rights and Liberties, Employment/Labor Law
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Criminal Defense, Death Penalty
Sidley Austin Professor of Law
Land Use/Zoning, Privacy
Walter J. Blum Professor of Law and Senior Fellow, the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
Environmental Law, Tax Law and Policy