Public Service Public Interest Academy

Public Interest Academy

Saturday, September 14 - Statler Hotel 

Please RSVP here.

Schedule of Events

Public Interest Academy

11:30 am –1:15 pm    Registration/ Lunch

Introduction by Akua Akyea  Assistant Dean for Public Service—Cornell Law School

1:30 pm –2:30 pm                

Tipping the Scales Toward Justice in Tumultuous Times: How to be an effective lawyer and advocate with community partners

Michaela Azemi (Moderator) Associate Director for Judicial Engagement, Cornell Law School  Ithaca, NY

Marissa Nardi ’12 Senior Staff Attorney, Children’s Rights  New York, NY

Sheana Laughlin-Kleist Legal Director, Fair Housing Justice Center  New York, NY

Emmanuel Hiram Arnaud ’16  Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison  New York, NY

Haeya Yim  Senior Enforcement Counsel, Office of Policy & Standards, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs New York, NY

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Weighing Your Options...Is that Public Interest Too? Discover great public interest careers

Michaela Azemi (Moderator) Associate Director for Judicial Engagement, Cornell Law School  Ithaca, NY

Ashley Akins-Atewogboye ’13 EEO Officer, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation New York, NY

Lauren Axelrod ’04 Senior Legal Counsel, New York City Bar Association,  New York, NY

Isaac Lindbloom ’10  Social Services Attorney, Department of Social Services  Ithaca, NY

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Table Talk: Take the opportunity to chat with our panelists and with your peers about their experiences. 

Jareb Gleckel’ 20 Animal Legal Defense Fund

Nathalie Greenfield ‘20 Women Enabled International  

Molly Huffaker’ 21 East Bay Community Law Center

Samuel Macomber ‘20 Public Defender Service, District of Columbia

Gabriela Markolovic ‘21 UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

Diana Caraveo Parra ’20 Arizona Federal Public Defenders Capital Habeas Unit

Darrell White ‘20 Administrative Conference of the United States

Arielle Wisbaum ‘ 20 New York Lawyers for Public Interest

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm