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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.

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Public Interest Summer Success

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 Services

Avneet Chawla - People's Law Office

Melissa Devorkin - Cook County States Attorneys Office

Morgan Drake - National Immigrant Justice Center

Maya Flores - Beyond Legal Aid

Wynton Graise - Office of the Cook County Public Guardian

Granger Gridley - Kane County Public Defenders Office

Heidi Hornemann - Center for Worker’s Right, Covid-19 Rapid Response and Summer Institute Program

Andrew Keil - People's Parity Project

Katherine Kettering - Beyond Legal Aid

Milica Kosanovic - United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota

Matthew Landry - First Defense Legal Aid

Dominque Meija - National Immigrant Justice Center

Maria Morales - Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Kanishk Patel - Cook County States Attorneys Office

Nicholas Pugesek - Cook County Public Guardian

Michelle Redondo - Cook County States Attorneys Office

Whitney Roth - Asylum Clinic

Monica Saavedra - National Immigrant Justice Center

Abdul Shahid - Center for Worker’s Right, Covid-19 Rapid Response and Summer Institute Program

Sage Shavers - Public Defenders Office, Kanawha Co., WV

Maggie Sloan - Cook County States Attorneys Office

Maya Walker - Center for Disability and Elder Law

Sydney Wipperfurth - Chicago Park District

Tricia Young - Office of the Ohio Public Defender

Center for Public Interest Law
DePaul University College of Law
25 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-7212