College of Law > Academics > Centers, Institutes & Initiatives > Center for Public Interest Law
Founded in 2006, the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) has become a fixture at DePaul University College of Law. The center offers a broad array of programs that continue to mark DePaul as a leading institution in both public interest curriculum and programs. At DePaul, public interest and public service are at the heart of the law school experience, which is what truly distinguishes CPIL from other public interest law programs.
The Center for Public Interest Law, the Public Interest Law Association and Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea supported 26 students working in public service and public interest organizations this summer. Students worked over 8,000 hours helping these organizations provide access to the justice system and serving marginalized communities.
Samuel Archie - Cook County States Attorneys Office
Maria Castrogiovanni - Prairie State Legal ServicesAvneet Chawla - People's Law OfficeMelissa Devorkin - Cook County States Attorneys OfficeMorgan Drake - National Immigrant Justice CenterMaya Flores - Beyond Legal AidWynton Graise - Office of the Cook County Public GuardianGranger Gridley - Kane County Public Defenders OfficeHeidi Hornemann - Center for Worker’s Right, Covid-19 Rapid Response and Summer Institute ProgramAndrew Keil - People's Parity ProjectKatherine Kettering - Beyond Legal AidMilica Kosanovic - United States Attorney’s Office for the District of MinnesotaMatthew Landry - First Defense Legal AidDominque Meija - National Immigrant Justice CenterMaria Morales - Cabrini Green Legal AidKanishk Patel - Cook County States Attorneys OfficeNicholas Pugesek - Cook County Public GuardianMichelle Redondo - Cook County States Attorneys OfficeWhitney Roth - Asylum ClinicMonica Saavedra - National Immigrant Justice CenterAbdul Shahid - Center for Worker’s Right, Covid-19 Rapid Response and Summer Institute ProgramSage Shavers - Public Defenders Office, Kanawha Co., WVMaggie Sloan - Cook County States Attorneys OfficeMaya Walker - Center for Disability and Elder LawSydney Wipperfurth - Chicago Park DistrictTricia Young - Office of the Ohio Public Defender