Public Interest Careers Speaker Series

Public Interest Speaker Series

Join us for the Careers in Government and Public Interest, Friday Speaker Series. This speaker panel series discusses the career paths taken by government attorneys, as well as attorneys in veteran’s law and policy, criminal law, immigration law and policy, and environmental law and policy.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Public Interest Advising, the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, and the Government and Public Service Society, and various student groups.

Dates: September 12, 19, 26; October 3

 

 

Civil Rights Law

September 12

  • Lisa Grafstein
    Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights, NC
  • Caitlin Swain ('10)
    Skadden Fellow, Staff Attorney, Advancement Project
  • Elizabeth Haddix
    Senior Staff Attorney, UNC School of Law Center for Civil Rights
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Room 4047

An informal Q&A session will follow from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Burdman Lounge (Room 3000).

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Criminal Law

September 19

So you want to work in Criminal Law

  • Jason St. Aubin
    Assistant Public Defender
    Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office
  • Leslie Cooley ('05)
    Assistant United States Attorney
    Deputy Criminal Chief, OCDETF/Narcotics Section
    Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Terry Eaton ('02)
    Partner, Price Benowitz
  • Meredith Nicholson
    Founder, NicholsonPham
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Room 4047

An informal Q&A session is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 4046

 

Government Agency

September 26

So you want to work in a government agency?

  • Jason Miller ('12)
    Attorney, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Marguerite McLamb
    Policy Advisor, Sector Policies and Program Divison,
    Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
    US Environmental Protection Agency
  • David Elliott ('93)
    Director, Victim and Citizens Services
    North Carolina Department of Justice
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Room 4047

An informal Q&A session is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 4046

 

Financial or Consumer Law

October 3

So You Want To Work In Financial or Consumer Law?

  • Tamala Boyd '04
    Associate General Counsel
    New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Gary Lisker '88
    BrokerCheck Director
    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Al Ripley
    Director, Consumer & Housing Project NC Justice Center
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Room 4047

An informal Q&A session is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Burdman Lounge (Room 3000).