Public Interest Month Launches Tonight!

Join us in the courtroom at 5:45 tonight as our 2 Shaffer and 2 Bank of America Foundation Fellows join us to discuss their fellowship projects in immigration, housing, human trafficking, and asylum law, their career paths in public interest, and their advice for students interested in pursuing unconventional career paths.

The courtroom talk will be followed by a 7:00 reception in the Eck Commons with an open bar.

Our next Public Interest Month event featuring the Institute for Justice takes place tomorrow at 12:30 in 1130 Eck Hall of Law. The first 50 students to RSVP on symplicity will get a Chipotle burrito. The details of tomorrow’s talk are below:

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.

Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society

Check out the full list of Public Interest Month programming here.

We hope to see you at many Public Interest Month events throughout October!

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