Public interest attorneys mentor students through speed networking

On Feb. 5, more than 40 DePaul University College of Law students took advantage of a unique opportunity to network with Chicago-area public interest attorneys at the Center for Public Interest Law's speed networking event. The event was designed to ease the nerves that many students feel when networking by arranging short, informal conversations with many attorneys.

Students were able to speed network with more than 20 attorneys. After introducing themselves, they learned a little bit about the attorneys' jobs and backgrounds. Following the meetings, students from all three classes mingled with attorneys from local legal aid agency staff attorneys and executive directors and government agencies. Several attorneys who attended the event (and some who were unable to make it) volunteered to mentor groups of College of Law students regularly over the course of this year.