Assistant Director for Public Interest
Office: 1341A Biolchini Hall
Rick Herbst joined Notre Dame Law School as Assistant Director for Public Interest Law in 2011. He graduated from Notre Dame in 2004 with a B.A. in Psychology and Film, Television, and Theater and was Salutatorian of his class. In 2007, Rick graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as an Editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review, as Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, and as a Teaching Fellow. Rick then attended the University of Cambridge, from which he earned his M.Phil in Criminological Research in 2008. Serving as a Fox Fellow at Sidney Sussex College while at Cambridge, Rick’s dissertation was on animal fighting in modern history. After litigating for a large firm in Los Angeles, Rick worked in rural Iowa with individuals who had been victims of human rights violations. While in school and as a graduate, Rick has been involved in numerous public service activities, including work with AmeriCorps, Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, the Pro Bono Network, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center, and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.