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Public Interest Law Career Symposium
An annual symposium sponsored in part by the frank h.t. rhodes public interest fellowship fund.   our upcoming symposium is scheduled for friday, January 29, 2016.  
Our 2015 Symposium:

Advocating for the Necessities of Life:  Food, Shelter, Work

  • Melissa Gallo '12, Legal Policy Director, Miami Coalition for the Homeless, and 2012-14 Rhodes Fellow

  • Ben Tettlebaum '12, 2013-15 Rhodes Fellow, Conservation Law Foundation

  • I. Kristine Bergstrom-Norwood '04, Senior Attorney, Nevada Legal Services 

Indigent Criminal Defense:  The Promise of Gideon v. Wainwright

  • Cristina Laramee '14 2014-16 Rhodes Fellow, Bronx Defenders

  • Ryan Norwood '12 Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Defender of Nevada, Non-Capital Habeas Corpus Unit

  • Katie Higgins '09 Assistant Public Defender, Monroe County Public Defender's Office

Government Practice:  Challenge, Responsibility, Service  5:20 p.m.

  • Alan Phelps '00   Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch

  • Rachana Munchi '02 Staff Attorney, State of New Jersey Appellate Court

  • Anne Phelps '01 Committee Director, Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety, Council of the District of Columbia Office of Councilmember Tommy Wells

Keynote Sponsored by the Cyrus Mehri '88 Public Interest Lecture Series

  • Eve Hill '89,  Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division