Cornell Law School Office of Public Service Short

Special Events

The Office of Public Service is pleased to host three major annual events.  Our aim is to educate and inspire the Cornell community, which we hope encourages even greater student and alumni involvement in public service.    

Cyrus Mehri Lecture Series

Since 1999, the Cyrus Mehri Public Interest Lecture Series has presented an annual major address to the law school community by a leading public interest law practitioner. This Lecture Series is made possible by a generous contribution from Cyrus Mehri '88, an accomplished social justice lawyer and dedicated supporter of public interest-minded Cornell Law students.

Public Interest Legal Career Symposium

Since 2008, our Public Interest Legal Career Symposium has brought together a critical mass of Cornell Law alumni practicing in a wide range of public sector arenas.  Panels are organized by law practice settings and cutting-edge social justice topics.  

Past Alumni Public Service Awardees

This is the evening when Cornell Law School's public interest community gathers to celebrate itself.  First held in 2007 at the Cornell Club, we now gather at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, to recognize extraordinary alumni (and students about to graduate) who have distinguished themselves with their dedication to public service.  Whether working in public interest organizations, with government agencies or through law firm pro bono projects, we are proud to celebrate the Cornell Law public service spirit.