You can create your public interest dream job through two-year fellowships and through Notre Dame’s own bridge to practice program. Join us as three successful public interest attorneys discuss their career paths and journeys through public interest law.
This program takes place at 12:30 in 1310 Biolchini. Pizza will be served.
If you attended the first GALILEE event for Public Interest Month and want to learn how to get where the Shaffer and Bank of America Foundation fellows are, then this program is for you.
Our speakers today include Dory Mitros Durham, Career Law Clerk, Senior Judge Kenneth F. Ripple in the Seventh Circuit and a former Skadden fellow, Zenaida Alonzo, General Counsel for the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and former Equal Justice Works fellow, and April Kentala, Assistant Appellate Defender and former Bridge to Practice fellow.
They will speak 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. April worked as a Bridge to Practice fellow at First Defense Legal Aid, where she represented people in Chicago Police Department custody and educated Chicagoans about how to protect their constitutional rights.