DePaul supports dedicated public interest alumni

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) committee and the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) hosted its 10th annual LRAP awards reception in DePaul University College of Law’s Rare Book Room on Thursday, October 17, 2013. This year, 10 DePaul alumni were recognized for their outstanding contributions to public interest law, the recipients include:

  • Rocio Alcantar (’10), National Immigrant Justice Center, Chicago, IL
  • Megan Blatt (’10), LifeSpan Center for Legal Services, Chicago, IL
  • Ana Dominguez (’12), The Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Program, Chicago, ILv
  • Marissa LaVette (’10), Legal Advocacy Center of the Jewish Federation, Chicago, IL
  • Maria Macias (’11), Justice for Our Neighbors DFW, Grapevine, TX
  • Nickole Miller (’12), Immigrant Center for Women and Children, Los Angeles, CA
  • Yesenia Sandoval (’11), World Relief Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Robert Simmons (’06), Winnebago County Public Defender’s Office, Rockford, IL
  • Olivia Villegas (’10), LifeSpan Center for Legal Services, Chicago, IL
  • Brandon Williams (’01), Chicago Legal Clinic, Chicago, IL

Following Professor Len Cavise’s presentation of the awards, the recipients delivered inspiring remarks to a room packed with students, faculty, staff, alumni, co-workers, community supporters and family. The event was a celebration of the outstanding DePaul public interest law alumni in the Chicago community and across the country.