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Tuesday, October 3

12:30-1 :30 p.m. Suing the Government is a Growth Industry: How to Make the Most From Your Law Degree (and Your Life) with a Career in Public lnterest Law: A Conversation with the Institute for Justice

External Speaker: Bob McNamara, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice

Student Speaker: 2L Matt Curtis, 1L Summer, Institute for Justice

Sponsor: Federalist Society

Room: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

Wednesday, October 4

12:30 p.m. Creating Your Dream Job: Crafting a Strong Public Interest Fellowship Application

Alumni Speakers: Neysa Nankervis, '16 JD., Christina Jones, '16 JD. and Nick Bedenk, '16 JD.

Co Sponsors: American Constitutional Society and Legal Voices for Children & Youth

Room: 1315 Biolchini

5:30 p.m. Launching Your Dreams: Intro to Public Interest Law

This event features a conversation with the 2016 BOAF and Shaffer Fellows followed by a reception.

Alumni Speakers: Neysa Nankervis, '16 JD., Christina Jones, '16 JD., Nick Bedenk, '16 JD., Ashlyn Anderson-Keelin, '16 JD. and Alyssa Philips, '17 JD.

Room: McCartan Courtroom, Reception in Eck Commons

Thursday, October 5

12:30-1:30 p.m. Careers In Public Defense

External Speakers: Erin Gallagher Barnhart, '05 JD., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio, Columbus Ohio; Rudy Monterrosa, '01 JD., Founding Attorney, Monterrosa Law Group, Felony Public Defender, St. Joseph County, Supervising Attorney, St. Joseph County Traffic & Misdemeanor Deputy Public Defenders, Adjunct Professor at NDLS in immigration law and Public Defender Externship; Cecilia Lopez Monterrosa, '14 JD., St. Joseph County Public Defender Office, Traffic & Misdemeanor Court and April Kentala, '14 JD., Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender-Illinois

Student Speakers: 3L Emma Lloyd, 1L Summer, Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office, 2L Summer, Santa Clara Office of the Alternate Defender and 2L Olaniyi Soliebo, 1L Summer, Federal Defenders of New York

Co-Sponsors: Innocence Project and Future Prosecuting Attorney's Council

Room: 1310 Biolchini


Monday, October 9

12:30-1:30 p.m. Become a Military Lawyer! Careers in the JAG Corps

External Speakers: 1st LT. Terrence Stephens, OSO Marines; 1st LT. William Bateman, Marines JAG; LT. Patrick Rigney, '07 JD., Navy and LT. Brett McCall, Coast Guard

Student Speakers: 2L Matt Pekoske, United States Coast Guard Officer and 3L Kelly Anderson, 2L Summer, Office of International Maritime Response, United States Coast Guard

Sponsor: Military Law Students Association

Room: 1310 Biolchini

Tuesday, October 10

12:30-1:30 p.m. Careers in State & Local Government

External Speakers: Anne McKean, '15 JD., Legal and Policy Advisor to Commissioner Sherina Maye Edwards, Illinois Commerce Commission and Molly Snittjer, '16 JD., Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Bureau Illinois Attorney General

Student Speakers: 3L Matt Galang, 2L Summer, California Department of Justice and 3L Robert Lee, 1L Summer, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Sponsor: Environmental Law Society

Room: 1315 Biolchini

Wednesday, October 11

12:30-1:30 p.m. Paying Loans While Working in Public Interest

External Speakers: Brandon Hanson, Student Debt Specialist, Equal Justice Works and James Champlin, '09 B.A., '12 JD., Staff Attorney, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Student Speakers: 2L Bill Green, Student Debt Advocate, 1L Summer, Lawyers Committee for Better Housing

Sponsor: Public Interest Law Forum

Room: 1315 Biolchini

Thursday, October 12

12:30-1:30 p.m. Department of Justice Careers & Summer Internships

External Speakers: Kevin Culum, Department of Justice, Attorney Antitrust Division

Student Speakers: 3L Mackenzie Cover, 2L Summer and 2L Spring, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation and 2L Matthew Razzano, 1L Summer, Department of Justice, National Courts Section

Sponsor: FPAC

Room: 1130 Eck Hall of Law


Monday, October 23

12:30-1:30 p.m. Launch Your Public Interest Career in Chicago (and get Paid Over Summer!) Through the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)

External Speaker: Brent Page, PILI Program Director

Student Speakers: 3L Peter Garthwaite, 2L Summer PILI Intern, Environmental Law & Policy Center

Sponsor: Public Interest Law Forum

Room: 1310 Biolchini

Tuesday, October 24

12:30-1:30 p.m. Integrating Pro Bono Work into Private Practice

External Speakers: Lee Ann Russo, '7 7 B.A., Jones Day and John Storino, '9 7 B.A., '00 JD., Jenner & Block

Co-Sponsors: Business Law Forum and Women's Legal Forum

Room: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

Wednesday, October 25

12:30-1:30 p.m. Diversity in Public Interest

External Speakers: Danisha Hall, '11 JD., Bureau Chief, External Affairs at Illinois Commerce Commission and Sonia Antolec, Hiring Manager, Cook County State's Attorney's Office

Student Speakers: 3L Ka'sha Bernard and 3L Ashley Pilieka, 2L spring, Federal Defender Service DC and 1L Summer, U.S. Embassy in Bogota

Co-Sponsors: Hispanic Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association and Women's Legal Forum