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College of Law Grad Already Making His Mark Helping the Community

College of Law Grad Already Making His Mark Helping the Community

Emily McTavish, DePaul University College of Law  /  06/29/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Features, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

For one recent DePaul University College of Law graduate, work has already been in full swing by helping Supplemental Nutrition... read more

College of Law Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2018 Commencement

College of Law Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2018 Commencement

Emily McTavish, DePaul University College of Law  /  05/29/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Faculty News, Features, Student News, Health Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

During the 2018 commencement ceremony, the DePaul College of Law proudly presented faculty, staff and students with individual achievement... read more

Students and Alumni Partner to Answer Legal Questions

Students and Alumni Partner to Answer Legal Questions

DePaul University College of Law  /  03/20/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On March 2, the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative hosted Legal Answers, a program of Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO). Six alumni... read more

Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative Partners with Cornerstone Community Outreach

Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative Partners with Cornerstone Community Outreach

DePaul University College of Law  /  02/21/2018  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News, Alumni News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) partnered with University Ministries on February 17th for a day of service at Cornerstone... read more

PBCSI Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PBCSI Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DePaul University College of Law  /  01/18/2018  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul Law's Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) partnered with DePaul Law’s Black Law Student Association, the... read more

Third year DePaul Law student makes a global impact

Third year DePaul Law student makes a global impact

DePaul University College of Law  /  11/21/2017  /  Posted in: Features, Student News, Human Rights Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Currently in her final year at DePaul University College of Law, Emily Steinert already has established an impressive legal resume.... read more

DePaul College of Law partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online to host legal answers pro bono clinic housing and family law

DePaul College of Law partners with Illinois Legal Aid Online to host legal answers pro bono clinic housing and family law

DePaul University College of Law  /  02/28/2017  /  Posted in: Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul’s Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, Center for Public Interest Law, and Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative... read more

DePaul Law congratulates its three Unity Award winners

DePaul Law congratulates its three Unity Award winners

DePaul University College of Law  /  12/16/2016  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law congratulates three students, Lark Mulligan, Fadya Salem and Emily Steinert, on winning... read more

Family law center teaches students about public service and child advocacy work

Family law center teaches students about public service and child advocacy work

DePaul University College of Law  /  11/01/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law's Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center joined with the Center for Public Interest... read more

DePaul Law announces 2016 Loan Repayment Assistance Program recipients

DePaul Law announces 2016 Loan Repayment Assistance Program recipients

DePaul University College of Law  /  10/28/2016  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law is proud to announce its 2016 Loan Repayment Assistance Program award recipients. Started in 2006, the... read more

DePaul Law hosts 'Crook County' author Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

DePaul Law hosts 'Crook County' author Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

DePaul University College of Law  /  10/25/2016  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law's Journal of Social Justice welcomed author Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve for a talk about her new book,... read more

preLaw magazine gives DePaul's public interest and health law programs high marks

preLaw magazine gives DePaul's public interest and health law programs high marks

DePaul University College of Law  /  10/13/2016  /  Posted in: Health Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law's public interest law and health law programs each received high marks from from preLaw magazine... read more

DePaul law students give back during service day

DePaul law students give back during service day

DePaul University College of Law  /  08/30/2016  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul’s College of Law held its fifth annual 1L Service Day on August 19, 2016. This year, more than 100... read more

DePaul Law appoints new director of Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative

DePaul Law appoints new director of Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative

DePaul University College of Law  /  07/14/2016  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​ Shehnaz Mansuri joined DePaul's College of Law as director of the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative in June 2016. In this... read more

College of Law graduate lands public interest law ‘dream job’

College of Law graduate lands public interest law ‘dream job’

DePaul University College of Law  /  05/10/2016  /  Posted in: Student News, Public Interest Law, Alumni News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

A criminal record is like a ball and chain — even after the sentence is served, it can weigh a person down for years. An old... read more

DePaul law students, alumna receive awards for pro bono work

DePaul law students, alumna receive awards for pro bono work

DePaul University College of Law  /  05/06/2016  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law’s Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) recognized 84 students who collectively reported more... read more

PILA auction raises more than $20,000 to support public interest summer stipends

PILA auction raises more than $20,000 to support public interest summer stipends

DePaul University College of Law  /  03/08/2016  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

More than 225 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered at the 20th annual DePaul Law Auction on February... read more

PBCSI volunteers join Marillac Social Center at MLK Peace Fair

PBCSI volunteers join Marillac Social Center at MLK Peace Fair

Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative  /  02/04/2016  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) volunteers participated in the Marillac Social Center's annual Martin Luther King Jr.... read more

Student receives Skadden Fellowship to provide legal services to young adults

Student receives Skadden Fellowship to provide legal services to young adults

DePaul University College of Law  /  01/27/2016  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​DePaul third-year law student Sue Lee is the recipient of a 2016 Skadden Fellowship​ to support her... read more

Professor Martin Shelby inspires at January Lunch-n-Learn

Professor Martin Shelby inspires at January Lunch-n-Learn

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center  /  01/25/2016  /  Posted in: Family Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Assistant Professor Cary Martin Shelby shared her experience growing up in foster care at the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family... read more

A new lens on human rights work: Annie Simunek

A new lens on human rights work: Annie Simunek

Dialogue Magazine  /  01/20/2016  /  Posted in: Student News, Public Interest Law, Human Rights Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​​​For her first law school summer, Annie Simunek pursued an even greater challenge—a new legal system.Simunek spent the summer in India,... read more

Student honored with 2015 PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award

Student honored with 2015 PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award

DePaul University College of Law  /  12/01/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Lark Mulligan, a second-year law student at DePaul University College of Law, received the 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award... read more

DePaul alumna receives IACDL’s Outstanding Young Attorney for 2015 award

DePaul alumna receives IACDL’s Outstanding Young Attorney for 2015 award

DePaul University College of Law  /  11/16/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL) will be honoring DePaul College of Law... read more

DePaul announces 2015 LRAP award recipients

DePaul announces 2015 LRAP award recipients

Center for Public Interest Law  /  11/16/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University College of Law presented its annual Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) awards to eight DePaul alumni currently... read more

Alumnus, Chicago Legal Clinic co-founder receives Justice John Paul Stevens Award

Alumnus, Chicago Legal Clinic co-founder receives Justice John Paul Stevens Award

Dialogue Magazine  /  11/02/2015  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Chicago Legal Clinic Co-Founder Edward I. Grossman (JD '81) is a recipient of the Justice John Paul... read more

Alumna receives Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship

Alumna receives Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship

Center for Public Interest Law  /  11/02/2015  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Alumna Rocio Alcantar (JD '10) was selected by the Chicago Bar Foundation to receive a Sun-Times Public Interest Law... read more

LAF attorneys discuss positive impact of ACA on impoverished

LAF attorneys discuss positive impact of ACA on impoverished

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/16/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) and Legal Assistance Foundation's (LAF) Young Professionals Board cohosted "The... read more

DePaul alumna awarded MALDEF’s 2015 Excellence in Legal Service Award

DePaul alumna awarded MALDEF’s 2015 Excellence in Legal Service Award

DePaul University College of Law  /  07/07/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​Cecilia Abundis (‘04) was awarded the Excellence in Legal Service Award at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s... read more

CPIL hosts discussion with public defender alumni

CPIL hosts discussion with public defender alumni

Center for Public Interest Law  /  06/10/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​​​In April, the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) invited four attorneys from the Office of the Cook County Public Defender to speak... read more

CPIL hosts panel discussion on gender and pregnancy discrimination

CPIL hosts panel discussion on gender and pregnancy discrimination

Center for Public Interest Law  /  05/28/2015  /  Posted in: Family Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​When it comes to comparing maternity leave and paid-time off with other countries, the United States ranks close to last. The Center for... read more

PBCSI service awards reception and Pro Bono Alumni Award recipient

PBCSI service awards reception and Pro Bono Alumni Award recipient

The Center for Public Interest Law  /  05/12/2015  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Alumni News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) held its annual service awards reception on April 23, 2015, in the DePaul... read more

DePaul Journal for Social Justice hosts panel on homelessness

DePaul Journal for Social Justice hosts panel on homelessness

Center for Public Interest Law  /  05/06/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​On April 16, 2015, the DePaul Journal for Social Justice hosted a panel discussion about the rights of people who are homeless.... read more

Author and advocate Sister Helen Prejean visits DePaul

Author and advocate Sister Helen Prejean visits DePaul

Center for Public Interest Law  /  04/24/2015  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Journal for Social Justice, University Ministry and the Center for Public Interest Law had the honor and privilege of hosting... read more

PBCSI volunteer of the month: Byron Munro

PBCSI volunteer of the month: Byron Munro

Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative  /  04/20/2015  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

First-year law student Byron Munro is the Pro Bono Community Service Initiative’s April Volunteer of the Month. Munro was chosen as this... read more

CPIL concludes third successful skills series

CPIL concludes third successful skills series

Center for Public Interest Law  /  04/15/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​The Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) concluded its third legal skills series of the academic year on April 27.  Candace Wayne,... read more

Second Successful CPIL Legal Skills Series

Second Successful CPIL Legal Skills Series

Center for Public Interest Law  /  03/25/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​The Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) concluded its second legal skills series of the academic year on March 16, 2015. ... read more

PBCSI volunteers of the month: Chelsea Geiger and Colleen Mulligan

PBCSI volunteers of the month: Chelsea Geiger and Colleen Mulligan

Center for Public Interest Law  /  03/24/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​Chelsea Geiger and Colleen Mulligan may be first-year law students, but they have not let that stop them from pursuing pro bono and... read more

CPIL practice series hosts ACLU reproductive rights attorney

CPIL practice series hosts ACLU reproductive rights attorney

Center for Public Interest Law  /  03/13/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law and Law Students for Reproductive Justice co-sponsored a round table discussion with Roshni Shikari,... read more

Public Interest Law Association hosts successful auction

Public Interest Law Association hosts successful auction

Center for Public Interest Law  /  02/20/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On February 19, almost 200 students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered at the 19th Annual DePaul Law Auction to raise money for... read more

PBCSI training connects law students with pro bono organizations

PBCSI training connects law students with pro bono organizations

Center for Public Interest Law  /  02/13/2015  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

During the first week of February the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) was busy training law students for a variety of... read more

College of Law embraces MLK's message of reflection, fellowship and service

College of Law embraces MLK's message of reflection, fellowship and service

Center for Public Interest Law  /  01/27/2015  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

In collaboration with the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative and UMIN in the Loop, the College of Law’s Diversity Committee... read more

CPIL hosts public interest law forum on immigration

CPIL hosts public interest law forum on immigration

Center for Public Interest Law  /  12/15/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Human Rights Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On November 19, the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) hosted its annual forum. The theme “Refugee Children: Their Rights, Our... read more

Law students volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Center’s Homeless Outreach Luncheon

Law students volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Center’s Homeless Outreach Luncheon

Center for Public Interest Law  /  12/04/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On November 23, PBCSI hosted the final Donate-A-Day of the fall semester. Volunteers gathered on Friday evening at the St. Vincent de Paul... read more

CPIL hosts session on disability law and elder law

CPIL hosts session on disability law and elder law

Center for Public Interest Law  /  11/28/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On Thursday, November 20, the Center for Public Interest Law hosted the second session of its practice series focused on areas of disability... read more

Alumna teaches public interest legal skills series on working with migrant children

Alumna teaches public interest legal skills series on working with migrant children

Center for Public Interest Law  /  11/21/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Experiential Learning, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Rocio Alcantar (JD ’10), supervising attorney for the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Access to Counsel Project, a new initiative of the... read more

Alumni and students collaborate to help seniors during Pro Bono Week

Alumni and students collaborate to help seniors during Pro Bono Week

Center for Public Interest Law  /  11/13/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

As a way to celebrate Pro Bono Week, the Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) held its annual October Donate-A-Day on... read more

PBCSI hosts New Americans Initiative training

PBCSI hosts New Americans Initiative training

Center for Public Interest Law  /  11/03/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On Friday, September 26, the Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative welcomed World Relief Chicago to the College of Law for a... read more

Lawyers in the Classroom program resumes at Pritzker

Lawyers in the Classroom program resumes at Pritzker

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/30/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Each year the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative partners each year with the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago and... read more

DePaul's LRAP award honors dedicated public interest alumni

DePaul's LRAP award honors dedicated public interest alumni

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/29/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law, Student News, Pro Bono and Community Service  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On Thursday, October 2, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) Committee and the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) hosted its... read more

American Immigration Council's Benjamin Johnson meets with students

American Immigration Council's Benjamin Johnson meets with students

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/02/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Society for Asylum and Immigration Law (SAIL) hosted Benjamin Johnson, executive director of the American Immigration Council (AIC) on... read more

PBCSI organizes first Donate-A-Day of the school year

PBCSI organizes first Donate-A-Day of the school year

DePaul University College of Law  /  10/01/2014  /  Posted in: Family Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) teamed up with DePaul College of Law’s Child and Family Law Association to host... read more

PBCSI service fair attracts record numbers

PBCSI service fair attracts record numbers

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/01/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On the heels of an exciting and thought-provoking 1L Service Day, the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative’s Fall Service Fair drew... read more

CPIL hosts panel on police brutality "From Ferguson to Chicago"

CPIL hosts panel on police brutality "From Ferguson to Chicago"

Center for Public Interest Law  /  09/19/2014  /  Posted in: Student News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

In September, the Center for Public Interest Law and the DePaul chapter of National Lawyers Guild co-sponsored a lunch panel on police... read more

Students reflect on Vincentian mission at 1L Service Day

Students reflect on Vincentian mission at 1L Service Day

Center for Public Interest Law  /  09/10/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The College of Law held its third annual 1L Service Day on Friday, August 22. This year’s service day brought in just under 70... read more

Public interest networking program ‘First 10’ supports alumni in early practice

Public interest networking program ‘First 10’ supports alumni in early practice

DePaul University College of Law  /  07/30/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Center for Public Interest Law committee alumnae Caroline Manley (‘11), Jenny Ansay (‘10) and Aya Barnea (‘10) are making great strides... read more

Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic DACA PSAs debut

Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic DACA PSAs debut

DePaul University College of Law  /  07/28/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

An Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) public service announcement video recently... read more

Creating a dialogue with Jonathan Moore

Creating a dialogue with Jonathan Moore

Anna Szymczak (JD '14)  /  07/25/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Jonathan Moore (JD ’77) is more than just a successful lawyer. His enthusiastic and dedicated litigation in important civil rights cases... read more

CPIL expands mentorship programming for students

CPIL expands mentorship programming for students

Cindy Bedrosian (JD '14)  /  07/23/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

In a rapidly changing legal market, the role of mentors is all the more critical. With this need in mind, the Center for Public Interest... read more

CPIL Skills Series is a success for second year running

CPIL Skills Series is a success for second year running

Kate Galbraith (JD ’14)  /  07/22/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law hosted three new skills series in 2013-2014, building on the success of last year’s program. Each... read more

Judge William Bauer's "million-dollar education"

Judge William Bauer's "million-dollar education"

Karyn Bass Ehler (JD ’05)  /  07/21/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On March 6, 2014, DePaul College of Law awarded Judge William J. Bauer the Distinguished Alumnus Award. However, to... read more

Insecure Communities: addressing immigration issues in Illinois

Insecure Communities: addressing immigration issues in Illinois

Zara Rashid (JD ’14)  /  07/16/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

This spring, the theme for the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) annual symposium came from the work of students in Clinical Instructor... read more

Pro Bono Staycation gives spring breakers the option to learn and help others

Pro Bono Staycation gives spring breakers the option to learn and help others

DePaul University College of Law  /  06/20/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

A group of College of Law students chose an alternate spring break experience this year by donating their time to the Pro Bono... read more

DePaul’s Legal Prep volunteer team coaches high school students to success

DePaul’s Legal Prep volunteer team coaches high school students to success

DePaul University College of Law  /  05/27/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul College of Law volunteers worked closely with high school students from Legal Prep Charter Academy to teach litigation and... read more

Sister Prejean, Assistant Public Defender Bishop advocate for forgiveness

Sister Prejean, Assistant Public Defender Bishop advocate for forgiveness

Center for Public Interest Law  /  05/10/2014  /  Posted in: Faculty News, Human Rights Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking" and "Death of Innocents," and Jeanne Bishop, Cook... read more

Juvenile law leaders share career advice

Juvenile law leaders share career advice

Center for Public Interest Law  /  05/08/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Family Law, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Students interested in juvenile law learned about careers in this area during a recent Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) event.... read more

PBCSI recognizes record number of students, alumna for service work

PBCSI recognizes record number of students, alumna for service work

Center for Public Interest Law  /  05/06/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

At its annual service awards reception on April 22, the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) recognized a record number... read more

CPS sixth-graders visit DePaul College of Law, study cyberbullying case

CPS sixth-graders visit DePaul College of Law, study cyberbullying case

Center for Public Interest Law  /  05/01/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul law students, staff and faculty worked with sixth-grade students from Chicago Public Schools' A.N. Pritzker Elementary School for... read more

NLAP co-founders honored as "Faces of Justice"

NLAP co-founders honored as "Faces of Justice"

DePaul University College of Law  /  04/16/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Illinois Legal Aid Online recognized Shaye Loughlin (JD '06) and Cheryl Price for their initiative and creativity in co-founding... read more

Neighborhood Legal Assistance Project celebrates two years

Neighborhood Legal Assistance Project celebrates two years

Center for Public Interest Law  /  04/10/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Accessing legal services can be a daunting task, especially if you are low-income or homeless. Although there are 43,000 lawyers in... read more

Center for Public Interest Law hosts discussion about Cook County response to human trafficking

Center for Public Interest Law hosts discussion about Cook County response to human trafficking

Center for Public Interest Law  /  04/07/2014  /  Posted in: Health Law, Human Rights Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law hosted a panel discussion to highlight the work of advocates on the Cook County Human Trafficking... read more

Students learn about careers in veterans' legal services

Students learn about careers in veterans' legal services

Center for Public Interest Law  /  04/03/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL)invited alumnae Mary Meixner (JD ’08) and Margaret Kuzma (JD ’12) to discuss legal services... read more

Students work to end hunger for February Donate-A-Day

Students work to end hunger for February Donate-A-Day

Center for Public Interest Law  /  03/17/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul law students volunteered their time for the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative’s Donate-A-Day event at the Greater... read more

DePaul celebrates the 2014 Law Alumni Awards honorees

DePaul celebrates the 2014 Law Alumni Awards honorees

DePaul University College of Law  /  03/11/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul College of Law honored five outstanding alumni at the 2014 Law Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 6, at the Sofitel Chicago... read more

PBCSI brings legal lessons to Pritzker Elementary School

PBCSI brings legal lessons to Pritzker Elementary School

Center for Public Interest Law  /  03/10/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Faculty News, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Alumni, students and College of Law Dean Mark visited Chicago Public School's Pritzker Elementary on January 29 to teach law-related... read more

Public interest attorneys mentor students through speed networking

Public interest attorneys mentor students through speed networking

Center for Public Interest Law  /  02/20/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On Feb. 5, more than 40 DePaul University College of Law students took advantage of a unique opportunity to network with Chicago-area... read more

DePaul students volunteer at Our Lady of Charity School on MLK Day

DePaul students volunteer at Our Lady of Charity School on MLK Day

Center for Public Interest Law  /  02/11/2014  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative, University Ministry in the Loop and the... read more

CPIL hosts second public interest legal skills series on U-Visas

CPIL hosts second public interest legal skills series on U-Visas

Center for Public Interest Law  /  02/10/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) held the first session of the five-part immigration skills series on Jan. 27. The series... read more

Alumna spreading the word about Croak Student Legal Services

Alumna spreading the word about Croak Student Legal Services

DePaul University College of Law  /  01/15/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Sarah Baum has joined DePaul as the new director of Croak Student Legal Services. It is a homecoming of sorts, as Baum graduated from the... read more

Student "immersionaries" featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Student "immersionaries" featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

DePaul University College of Law  /  01/09/2014  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

When students organized a service mission to aid Hurricane Katrina victims in 2006, they launched the first of many DePaul Law/UMIN’s... read more

Center for Legal Justice: Building a new model

Center for Legal Justice: Building a new model

DePaul University College of Law  /  12/20/2013  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Family Law, Human Rights Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Rose Rivera (JD ’09) built the Center for Legal Justice from a model she’d been quietly hatching for years. Rivera entered law school... read more

Legal service representatives highlight benefits of pro bono work

Legal service representatives highlight benefits of pro bono work

Center for Public Interest Law  /  12/11/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Alumni News, Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative, joined by the Center for Public Interest Law, the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law... read more

ABA and CBA pro bono directors discuss access to justice issues

ABA and CBA pro bono directors discuss access to justice issues

Center for Public Interest Law  /  12/03/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Human Rights Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Cheryl Zalenski, director of the American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono, and Kelly Tautges, director of Pro Bono & Court Advocacy... read more

DePaul students help homeless prepare for winter, share in Thanksgiving luncheon at St. Vincent de Paul Center

DePaul students help homeless prepare for winter, share in Thanksgiving luncheon at St. Vincent de Paul Center

Center for Public Interest Law  /  12/03/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

In mid-November, DePaul law students and the Pro Bono Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) joined nearly 1,000 other regional volunteers... read more

Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative kicks off Pro Bono Week by serving seniors

Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative kicks off Pro Bono Week by serving seniors

Center for Public Interest Law  /  11/07/2013  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News, Alumni News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) started Pro Bono Week with a bang, offering students and alumni an opportunity to... read more

DePaul supports dedicated public interest alumni

DePaul supports dedicated public interest alumni

Center for Public Interest Law  /  11/04/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Alumni News, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) committee and the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) hosted its 10th annual LRAP awards... read more

Law school staff and students contribute to annual school supply drive for Pritzker Elementary School

Law school staff and students contribute to annual school supply drive for Pritzker Elementary School

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/24/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) recently concluded its annual school supply drive for homeless and low-income... read more

DePaul law student selected as finalist for PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award

DePaul law student selected as finalist for PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/24/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Third-year law student Sam Keen was selected as a finalist for the PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award, which honors one law student nationwide for... read more

Law students roll up their sleeves to help Chicago public school

Law students roll up their sleeves to help Chicago public school

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/21/2013  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul’s Pro Bono Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) hosted its first Donate-A-Day service project for the 2013-2014 academic year at... read more

Summer Public Interest Jobs and Funding Information Session Gives Students a Head Start on Summer Jobs

Summer Public Interest Jobs and Funding Information Session Gives Students a Head Start on Summer Jobs

Center for Public Interest Law  /  10/16/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL), the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) and Law Career Services... read more

Service fair helps law students learn about volunteer opportunities

Service fair helps law students learn about volunteer opportunities

Center for Public Interest Law  /  09/26/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul law students are known for their commitment to service and public interest work so it was no surprise that the Fall Student... read more

Cert petition cites DePaul Journal for Social Justice

Cert petition cites DePaul Journal for Social Justice

Center for Public Interest Law  /  09/13/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

A 2010 article in DePaul’s Journal for Social Justice was recently cited in a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed with... read more

CPIL faculty director shines light on public interest law at DePaul

CPIL faculty director shines light on public interest law at DePaul

Center for Public Interest Law  /  09/12/2013  /  Posted in: Faculty News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Professor Leonard Cavise highlighted DePaul Law’s commitment to public interest in the National Jurist’s Back to School 2013 issue. In... read more

First-year law students embrace Vincentian tradition of service

First-year law students embrace Vincentian tradition of service

Center for Pulic Interest Law  /  09/10/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Vincentian tradition of service and social justice was alive and well recently, with more than 60 first-year law students spanned out... read more

Volunteers coach Legal Prep students to victory at mock trial competition

Volunteers coach Legal Prep students to victory at mock trial competition

Center for Public Interest Law  /  06/18/2013  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Intellectual Property Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

This past year, a team of DePaul College of Law volunteers worked with Legal Prep Charter Academy ninth graders to prepare them for their... read more

CPIL's Adrienne Packard lends expertise to ABA Equal Justice Conference

CPIL's Adrienne Packard lends expertise to ABA Equal Justice Conference

Center for Public Interest Law  /  06/17/2013  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Earlier this month, the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) and Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) staff participated... read more

Alumni selected for inaugural class of the Chicago Bar Foundation Justice Entrepreneurs Project

Alumni selected for inaugural class of the Chicago Bar Foundation Justice Entrepreneurs Project

Center for Public Interest Law  /  06/13/2013  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul law alumni Eleanor Endzel ('12), Neil Kelley ('11) and Trevor Clarke ('11) were accepted to the Chicago Bar... read more

Journal for Social Justice hosts affordable housing-focused symposium

Journal for Social Justice hosts affordable housing-focused symposium

DePaul University College of Law  /  05/29/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The DePaul Journal for Social Justice hosted its annual symposium on April 17, 2013, which focused on housing issues as they affect... read more

DePaul celebrates launch of the Chicago Public Interest Staycation

DePaul celebrates launch of the Chicago Public Interest Staycation

DePaul University College of Law  /  05/23/2013  /  Posted in: Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

By Adrienne Packard, Assistant Director, CPIL Most agree that the time we spend in law school provides an opportunity to learn the letter... read more

CPIL works with restorative justice leaders for final skills series

CPIL works with restorative justice leaders for final skills series

Center for Public Interest Law  /  04/29/2013  /  Posted in: Family Law, Student News, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law concluded the yearlong Public Interest Legal Skills Series with a three session restorative justice... read more

DePaul alumna Natalie Long receives ASIL international law fellowship

DePaul alumna Natalie Long receives ASIL international law fellowship

DePaul University College of Law  /  04/26/2013  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Human Rights Law, Public Interest Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) recently announced 11 student and young professional winners of its 2013 Helton... read more

Center for Public Interest Law hosts criminal defense attorneys

Center for Public Interest Law hosts criminal defense attorneys

Center for Public Interest Law  /  03/29/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On March 6, the Center for Public Interest Law invited four criminal defense attorneys to meet with students and share their experiences... read more

CPIL Mentorship Committee discusses elements of starting a practice

CPIL Mentorship Committee discusses elements of starting a practice

Center for Public Interest Law  /  03/27/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

On February 28, the Center for Public Interest Law held the first of its returning series of brown bag lunches. Put together by... read more

DePaul’s Women’s Bar Association and Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative Join Forces to Assist Residents of Deborah’s Place

DePaul’s Women’s Bar Association and Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative Join Forces to Assist Residents of Deborah’s Place

Center for Public Interest Law  /  03/18/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

In February 2013, the women of DePaul’s Women’s Bar Association (“WBA”) joined the College of Law’s Pro Bono & Community Service... read more

DePaul Law Death Penalty Practicum students take on military tribunal case

DePaul Law Death Penalty Practicum students take on military tribunal case

DePaul Legal Clinics  /  03/11/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The 15 DePaul University College of Law students enrolled in the Death Penalty Practicum have taken on the case of Abd al-Rahim... read more

Center for Public Interest Law hosts Dean Chemerinsky

Center for Public Interest Law hosts Dean Chemerinsky

Center for Public Interest Law  /  03/05/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Pro Bono and Community Service, Intellectual Property Law  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law was fortunate to host Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the University of California-Irvine... read more

Donate-A-Day volunteers "recharge" at Cicero's Our Lady of Charity

Donate-A-Day volunteers "recharge" at Cicero's Our Lady of Charity

Center for Public Interest Law  /  02/22/2013  /  Posted in: Alumni News, Pro Bono and Community Service, Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Freezing temperatures and gray skies did not stop a dedicated group of DePaul students from volunteering at DePaul College of Law’s January... read more

Public interest legal skills series, racial discrimination

Public interest legal skills series, racial discrimination

Center for Public Interest Law  /  02/06/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) is starting off the semester with its second Legal Skill Series of the year. This six-part... read more

Service fair briefs students on extensive volunteer opportunities

Service fair briefs students on extensive volunteer opportunities

Center for Public Interest Law  /  02/04/2013  /  Posted in: Public Interest Law, Student News  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

More than 50 law students attended the student service fair in an effort to learn more about volunteering with the College of Law’s Pro... read more