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John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law

https://law.stanford.edu/levin-center/

Upcoming Events

September 2017

Navy and Army JAG Lunchtime Talk

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 230,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

Room 230, Stanford Law School RSVP Come to an informational brown-bag lunch session about careers with Navy and Army JAG Corps. Lt. Tashinda M. Richardson will represent the Army JAG Corps and Cpt. Herbert L Bunton III will represent the Navy JAG Corps. NOTE: This employer does not comply with our non-discrimination policy, which states: Stanford Law School makes its facilities and services open only to employers who do not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, disability, ethnic background,…

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State Department Information Session

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 280B,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States
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Room 280B, Stanford Law School RSVP At this information session you will hear from Brynne O’Neal and Andrew Jones. This event is for 1Ls only. In addition to the info session, we offer some specific assistance to 1Ls in this process, so please come to learn more. The deadline for the State Department summer internship program is October 5, 2017. For more info see: http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships This is a brown bag lunch, so please eat beforehand or bring your own lunch.…

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Representing the Labor Movement: A Lunch Talk with Emily Maglio, JD ’09, Leonard Carder, LLP

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ Stanford Law School,
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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Room 320F, Third Floor RSVP Emily Maglio will discuss union-side legal representation and the work of her firm, Leonard Carder, LLP, representing workers and benefit plans. She will discuss how her practice involves movement lawyering. Further, Emily will provide information about job and fellowship opportunities for law students interested in union-side practice, including the Peggy Browning Fellowship, the Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC) for the AFL-CIO’s Hiring Hall, and the LCC’s Minority Outreach Program. 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are encouraged to…

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ProBono Project Leader Lunch

September 27 @ 12:45 pm - 1:50 pm
@ SLS: Room 320D,
Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States
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To Prosecute or Pass: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Shaping Criminal Justice

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 280B,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States
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A Lunch Talk with Kevin Rooney, JD ’09, Deputy District Attorney, San Joaquin County RSVP Kevin Rooney is a deputy district attorney in the San Joaquin County (Stockton, CA) District Attorney’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit, where he prosecutes serious and violent crimes committed by criminal street gang members in San Joaquin County. Kevin grew up in Stockton before receiving undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Cornell University and a law degree from Stanford Law School (Class of 2009). Prior to returning…

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Pro Bono Fair 2017

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
@ SLS: Cooley Courtyard,
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

SLS’s Pro Bono groups will have representatives in Cooley Courtyard to explain the work of their pro bono projects and answer questions.

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October 2017

Public Interest Practice Overview: Criminal Law

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 280B,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

Room 280B, Stanford Law School RSVP This is one panel of a series providing 1L students with an overview of public interest practice.  Attorneys from state and federal government agencies that focus on criminal justice will discuss their careers and answers questions at this session. This is a brown bag event, please bring your own lunch.

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Fall Public Interest Welcome Reception

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
@ SLS: Jones (formerly Neukom) Faculty Terrace,
Jones Terrace (formerly Neukom Terrace), 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States
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Jones Terrace (formerly, Neukom Terrace) RSVP This annual event is hosted by the Levin Center to welcome 1Ls, transfer students, and new advanced degree students to our public interest community. Faculty, students, and staff will convene on Jones Terrace in the Neukom Building for a casual evening reception.

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Diversity and Inclusion Meeting

October 5 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 320D,
Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

Ongoing discussion with student organization leaders.

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Public Interest Job Search Overview for 1Ls

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 180,
Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

RSVP Join Levin Center staff for an overview of the public interest job search, including timelines, resources, and funding options.  This is a mandatory workshop you must attend before you schedule a personalized one-on-one appointment in order to maximize the time you have with Levin Center staff. This is a brown-bag lunch event.

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Pro Bono Mandatory Training

October 5 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 290,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States
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A mandatory training for all first-year students who wish to participate in the Pro Bono Program. RSVP

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Debrief: Criminal Prosecution with David Sklansky

October 6 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 320D,
Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States
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Students who worked in Criminal Prosecution this summer are invited to a ‘debrief’ session with Professor David Sklansky. This is an opportunity to raise issues, share lessons learned, and celebrate the work you were able to do. Lunch will be provided.

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Debrief: Nonprofit Organizations with Diane Chin

October 9 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 320D,
Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States
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Students who worked at a non-profit organization this summer are invited to a ‘debrief’ session with Diane Chin. This is an opportunity to raise issues, share lessons learned, and celebrate the work you were able to do. Lunch will be provided.

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Criminal Defense with Ron Tyler & Suzanne Luban

October 9 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 355,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

Room 355, Stanford Law School Students who worked in Criminal Prosecution this summer are invited to a ‘debrief’ session with Professors Ron Tyler and Suzanne Luban.

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Debrief: ProBono Experiences in the Private Sector with Mike Winn

October 9 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ Stanford Law School,
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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Students who worked in Probono this summer are invited to a ‘debrief’ session with Mike Winn. This is an opportunity to raise issues, share lessons learned, and celebrate the work you were able to do. Lunch will be provided.

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Public Interest Practice Overview: Nonprofits

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 280B,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

Room 280B, Stanford Law School RSVP This is part of a series of 4 panels providing 1L students with an overview of domestic public interest practice.  Attorneys from nonprofits will discuss their careers and answers questions at this session.  Future sessions will feature attorneys from private public interest firms and attorneys in government practice (both civil and criminal). This is a brown bag event, please bring your own lunch.

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2017 Fall Public Service Awards Dinner

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
@ Stanford: Paul Brest Hall,
555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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Stanford Law School’s Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law annually honors two outstanding public interest attorneys at our Fall Public Service Awards dinner. John Levin, MA ’70/JD ’73, will receive our National Public Service Award. Tamika Butler, JD ’09, executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, will receive our Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award. This is a private event for Stanford Law School faculty, students, staff, and alumni, as well as special invited guests.…

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Public Interest Practice Overview: Private Plaintiffs’ Side Firm Practice

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 280B,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

Room 280B, Stanford Law School RSVP This is part of a series of panels providing 1L students with an overview of domestic public interest practice.  Attorneys from private public interest firms will discuss their careers and answers questions at this session. This is a brown bag event, please bring your own lunch.

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International Public Interest Overview – Faculty Perspectives

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 280B,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

Room 280B, Stanford Law School RSVP This faculty panel will provide students with an overview of international public interest practice. Come learn about a career in human rights, rule of law, development finance, budget transparency, foreign policy and other areas of global public interest practice. This panel will feature: Prof. Erik Jensen Prof. Jenny Martinez Prof. Allen Weiner This is a brown bag lunch so students should bring their own lunch.

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Public Interest Practice Overview: Civil Government

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 280B,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

Room 280B, Stanford Law School RSVP This is part of a series of panels providing 1L students with an overview of domestic public interest practice.  Attorneys from local, state, and federal government agencies will discuss their careers and answers questions at this session. This is a brown bag event, please bring your own lunch.

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International Public Interest Overview – Alumni Perspectives

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 280B,
Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

Room 280B, Stanford Law School RSVP This panel will provide students with an overview of international public interest practice. Come learn about a career in human rights, rule of law, development finance, budget transparency, foreign policy and other areas of global public interest practice.Panelists: June Shih, US State Department Patrick Heller, Revenue Watch Institute Jordi Agusta-Panareda, International Labor Organization Jennifer Gibson, Reprieve Melissa Johns, World Bank Julian Simcock, US State Department Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch This is a brown…

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Fall 2017 Public Interest Retreat for Mentors and Fellows

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
@ SLS: Room 320D,
Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States

The Levin Center is convening Public Interest Fellows and 2L Public Interest Mentors for an all-day retreat.

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November 2017

Suing the Government Is a Growth Industry: How to make the most from your law degree (and your life) with a career in public-interest law

November 1 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
@ Stanford Law School,
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305 United States

RM 320F, Third Floor Stanford Law School Lunch will be provided RSVP Sometimes law students are told they have two options:  a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty. This isn’t true. On November 1st, Jeff Rowes, a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his career and steps you can take to have a career not only at IJ, but in the public-interest sector in general. The…

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