Events

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Suing the Government is a Growth Industry

-

Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Suing the Government Is a Growth Industry: How to make the most from your law degree (and your life) with a career in public-interest law.

Sometimes law students are told they have two options: a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty. This isn’t true. On October 4, Bob McNamara, a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his public-interest career and steps you can take to have a career at IJ. Matt Davis, a 3L who spent his last summer working at IJ will talk as well. The Institute for Justice, the nation’s leading libertarian public-interest law firm, offers the best of both worlds: cutting-edge constitutional litigation on issues that actually matter to real people, combined with competitive pay. Sound interesting? Learn what steps you can take now to put yourself on a path to litigating the kind of cases you read about in the newspaper and your casebooks.…

Read More

Monday, October 3, 2016

Public Interest Month Kick-Off

-

Location: Eck Hall of Law

Public Interest Month Kick-Off Talk and Reception: Create Your Own Job Through the Shaffer and Bank of America Foundation Fellowships

5:45 – 7:45 p.m. McCartan Courtroom
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Eck Commons

Shaffer Fellows, Audra Passinault and Jessica Binzoni, and Bank of America Foundation Fellows, Jason Sethen and Rachael Winkler, will speak about how they created their own public interest job opportunities through the Shaffer and BOAF

Read More

Monday, October 10, 2016

Integrating Public Interest Into Private Practice

-

Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Two partners in private practice, who have integrated pro bono work into their careers and Sara Gilloon, a non-profit attorney at Family Defense Center, who transitioned there by integrating pro bono work into her big law career, will speak about how to integrate public interest work into a private practice career.…

Read More

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Create Your Dream Public Interest Job

-

Location: 1310 Biolchini

Create Your Dream Public Interest Job Through Fellowships and the Bridge to Practice Program.

Dory Mitros Durham, a former Skadden fellow and Zenaida Alonzo, a former EJW fellow will speak on campus about how they created their public interest dream careers through their fellowship projects. Dory created a project at the Indiana Legal Services where her work centered on assisting immigrant victims of crimes or other forms of exploitation. Zenaida partnered with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless creating a mobile kid-friendly legal aid clinic.…

Read More

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Launch Your Public Interest Career in Chicago

-

Location: 1310 Biolchini

Launch Your Public Interest Career in Chicago Through The Public Interest Law Initiative.

Michael Bergmann, Executive Director of the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Carlos Cisneros-Vilchis, Summer 2016 PILI Intern at LAF, and an ND alumni PILI Fellow, will discuss great opportunities to work with PILI

Read More

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Careers in State & Local Government

-

Location: 1310 Biolchini

Anne McKeon, Illinois Commerce Commission; Mike Chopp, Illinois Attorney General; Alexandra Iorio, 1L summer at Chicago Public Schools, and other attorneys in state and local government will talk about career paths in state and local government and what their day-to-day lives are like.

Co-sponsored: Black Law Students Association…

Read More