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  • Alumni becomes Interim Counsel for NYC Mayor

    July 15, 2016

    Politico features HLS alumnus, Brittny Saunders '03, who will serve as interim counsel for MYC Mayor Bill de Blasio following the departure of Maya Wiley.

  • The Importance of Legal Aid

    July 6, 2016

    "What the Poor Really Need is Legal Aid" by Susan Beck discusses the need for Big Law to support legal aid services.

  • The 2L Job Search: Getting Started

    June 21, 2016

    We know it may seem early to start thinking about next summer, but the application process begins, for many students, in the late summer/early fall, and we want to make sure you are well prepared.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Taking Immigration Advocacy to Capitol Hill and Beyond

    April 14, 2016

    Kerri Sherlock Talbot (HLS, 2002) knew she wanted to focus on immigration work when she came to HLS, but wasn’t quite sure how a post-HLS career would look like in the field.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Shifting Paths Within the Public Interest Field

    April 7, 2016

    Jill Tauber (HLS, 2005) never expected to be an environmental attorney. While she was committed to doing public interest work in her career, she started off focused on civil rights and had been working already on establishing a background around housing issues. It was her experience through Hurricane Katrina that deepened her curiosity about climate justice and led her down the path she is currently going down as an attorney with Earthjustice.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Becoming a Peacekeeper with the United Nations

    April 1, 2016

    Becoming a human rights attorney takes risk, tenacity, and also some luck. Regina Fitzpatrick (HLS, 2008) had a little bit of everything to help launch her into the human rights field.

  • Alumni Spotlight: From Direct Service to Policy Work at the State Level

    March 24, 2016

    Jacquelyn Greene has spent her much of her career focused on youth and child advocacy, but in different public interest practice areas. Students may often wonder (and wrestle) with the decision of doing direct legal work vs. doing policy work. Jacquelyn's career has taken her through both arenas. Read about Jacquelyn's career path and how it's often important to focus on your passion to help you figure out your next steps.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Making the Jump from Big Law to the Public Sector

    March 17, 2016

    Lee Strock (HLS, 2009) made the transition from the private sector to the public sector in 2012 when he made the jump to become the Director for the Peter Cicchinio Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center. The jump wasn't easy, but with deliberate action at various stages of his career, and maintaining (and building) of his network, Lee was able to make the transition into a position he felt deeply committed to.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Developing a Career in International Law

    March 10, 2016

    Jason Gelbort (HLS, 2013) had an eye towards international work when entering HLS, but didn't quite know how he was going to use a law degree to move that focus forward. After a few years of exploring HLS and the opportunities available to him through clinics, student groups and summer internships, he began to see how he would harness his experiences at HLS and direct it towards the work he wanted to be doing abroad. Jason emphasizes that it's important to keep an open mind when exploring your legal education, and use all the resources available to you to foster that learning.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Advocating on Behalf of Gender Rights at all Levels

    March 3, 2016

    Lexie Kuznick is just 8 years removed from HLS, and she has already had a varied career path. From an Equal Justice Works Fellowship at the Urban Justice Center's Domestic Violence Project to a position on Capitol Hill, to her current role as a policy director with Colorado's Human Service Directors Association, she's been exposed to different work settings, both legal and non-legal, that have allowed her to pursue her passions and interests, while also providing new challenges at different turns. Kuznick's experience shed's light on how one's legal skills can apply broadly, not just to the legal field. It may all depend on how you pitch it.

  • There and Back: An Alum’s Journey Back to Community-based Legal Services Work

    February 25, 2016

    Robert McCreanor is now the Executive Director for the Rhode Island Center for Justice, a nonprofit public interest law center that focuses on providing services

  • Alumni Spotlight: A Career Path Through Immigration Work

    February 18, 2016

    Nisha Agarwal, ’06, is the Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), an office charged with promoting the well-being of immigrant communities – no small task in a city with an immigrant population larger than the total population of Chicago.

  • Alumni Spotlight: From the American South to Human Rights Work Abroad

    February 4, 2016

    Cori Crider ’06, Strategic Director for the Abuses in Counter-Terrorism Team at Reprieve in the UK talks about her path to becoming a human rights lawyer.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Voting Rights Work With the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

    January 28, 2016

    Genzie Bonadies, a class of 2013 alumna, discusses her path to her current position, and how some of the lessons she has learned, early on, have really opened up her way of thinking of what it means to practice public interest law.

  • Student Spotlight: A focus on public international work

    January 27, 2016

    Read about Peter Nash Stavros, a 3L, who spent this past fall semester at the University of Geneva and also spent his past two summers working abroad. Peter offers a glimpse into how one can build up international credentials and explore a wide array of work types while doing so.

  • Alumni Spotlight: An Unconventional Path to Public Interest Work

    January 15, 2016

    When Stephanie Gendell '98 arrived at law school, she knew she didn’t want to follow a conventional path. She wanted to help children and she had no desire to do litigation. “At the time,” she said, “both of those things were very unusual.”

  • Jacqueline Berrien ’86, former EEOC chair: 1961- 2015

    December 8, 2015

    Jacqueline Berrien ’86, a leading civil rights lawyer and former chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, died on Nov. 9, 2015. She was 53.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Amal Bass ’06, Staff Attorney at the Women’s Law Project

    October 27, 2015

    Amal Bass ’06, Staff Attorney with the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia, knew when she enrolled at HLS that she would emerge a public interest lawyer, though she wasn’t sure in what form.

  • A summer in public interest: Immigration and Impact Litigation at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

    October 27, 2015

    Our spotlights on current and former students who interned in the public sector will shed light on the numerous opportunities available to HLS students during

  • To EIP or Not to EIP

    March 11, 2015

    To ensure that a decision to pursue law firm work is based on your own personal needs and interests rather than mythology, we’ve tackled some of the most common misconceptions about public interest law here.

  • Summer Internship Spotlight – Department of Defense

    February 19, 2015

    2L Zack Bluestone spent last summer with the Office of the Chief Prosecutor (OCP) in the Defense Department’s Office of Military Commissions.