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Interested in learning more about the Low-Income Protection Plan (LIPP) and managing loan repayment on a public interest salary? Hear from a panel of alumni currently participating in LIPP, as they share their own experiences. Catherine Pattanayak, Assistant Dean for Public Service, and Kara Martin, Associate Director for LIPP and Public Interest Funding, will moderate and answer your questions.

Lunch provided. Please RSVP below.

Audience: Students from all class years interested in learning about LIPP are encouraged to attend.

On the rare occasion of February 29th, we hope you’ll leap at the opportunity to spend some downtime time with friends  in the sonorous surrounding of the Landgell Reading Room enjoying the stylin’ sounds of your peers Cosimo Fabrizio (JD’25) and Shaan Pandiri (JD’26), and their musical friends (including some faculty cameos!) for Jazz Night in Langdell Spring Edition.

Though (ideally) academia is a place where revising one’s ideas is a constant, in reality getting something ‘wrong’ (for students and professors) can be scary. In the current cultural climate it often feels that there is less and less room for the idea that one’s ideas can (and should!) evolve over time as new arguments, information and data emerge.  Faculty speakers will demonstrate this process in action as they share their stories of professional moments of reckoning when ideas they had previously thought settled in their worldview changed.

Are you a 2L considering applying for post-graduate fellowships but don’t know where to begin? Are you wondering how to find and approach a host organization for sponsoring a Skadden Fellowship to work as a staff attorney or create an original proposal? Are you curious about how to design a viable “project” for fellowships, such as an Equal Justice Works, HLR, or Justice Catalyst fellowship at a non-profit organization of your choice? Join OPIA staff, students, and alumni for tips on how to develop a fellowship proposal from cover letter to interview.

Explore the possibilities of gaining two years of support at the job of your dreams with an innovative project at a U.S.-based organization by meeting with Jessica Ryckman, Director of Fellowships at the Equal Justice Works Foundation. Jessica will give an insider’s view on the fellowship selection process. Attendance at the info session is required if you plan to apply for the fellowship. If students cannot attend the mandatory session because of time conflicts, they must make an appointment with Judy Murciano to discuss the EJW application.

Lunch provided.

Please join our panel of HLS alumni who will speak about their own transition from practicing at a law firm to a public interest career. Of varied backgrounds, a panel of HLS alums will share what they did to successfully make the transition and what they experienced along the way. They will offer invaluable tips on how best to use your time in law school and early in your career to ensure that if you choose, you can achieve the same success!

Lunch provided. RSVP below.

Audience: This event is geared primarily to 2Ls and 3Ls thinking about a career transition early in their career, and to curious 1Ls who want to know what a private to public transition might look like.

A fun and casual event for the HLS public interest community and hopefully the start of a new annual tradition. Grab some appetizers while listening to passionate public interest attorneys and soon-to-be attorneys tell a story about why they fight for justice. Each storyteller with share—in just five minutes!– what inspires them to do public interest work. It will be part poetry slam about justice, part public interest pep talk, and, if YOU come, a whole lot of fun. Join us! Food and beverage provided. RSVP below!

Learn about this exciting 2-year post-graduate/post-clerkship fellowship to a non-profit organization from the Executive Director of the Skadden Foundation, Kathleen Rubenstein. Kathleen will discuss eligible projects and the application process. Previous HLS Skadden Fellowship recipients will also discuss their experiences with the process. Attendance at the info session is required if you plan to apply for the Skadden Fellowship. If students cannot attend the mandatory session because of time conflicts, they must make an appointment with Judy Murciano to discuss the application.