Events

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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: A Conversation with the Institute for Justice

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Location: 1140 Eck Hall of 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 Tuesday, October 3, 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 Curtis, a 2L who spent his last summer working at IJ in DC, will speak about his summer experience. 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 to put yourself on a path to litigating the kind of cases you read about in the newspaper and your casebooks.…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Public Interest Month Event: Careers in Public Defense

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

Are you interested in pursuing a career in public defense? From state public defender offices to Federal Defender offices to appellate defense work, there are many different opportunities to pursue a career in public defense. Erin Gallaghar Barnhart, a Federal Defender in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender’s office in Columbus, Ohio is going to be joining us to speak about her work representing death-row inmates in federal habeas litigation and also state clemency work. Additionally, public defenders working in state public defender offices will be joining us on the panel.…

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