PUBLISHED:January 28, 2010

"Late Night with Public Interest" set for Jan. 29

Jan. 29, 2010 — Duke Law students, faculty, and administrators interested in and committed to public service will gather Jan. 29, 2010, in Star Commons for the school’s 12th annual Public Interest Retreat. Due to a winter storm warning issued for the Durham area from Friday evening through Saturday evening, the retreat’s Saturday activities have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Cait Clarke, director of public interest law opportunities at Equal Justice Works in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker on Friday afternoon. At Equal Justice Works, Clarke directs the largest legal fellowships program in the country. She is also a founding director of the National Defender Leadership Institute at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, which develops leadership capacity in public defense practitioners, and is on the board of directors for the Southern Public Defender Training Center.

A dinner will follow the keynote address and the evening will end with time for students talk with one another and Clarke.

The retreat agenda is as follows:

3:45 p.m.- Welcome remarks and introduction of keynote speaker
4:00 p.m.- Keynote speaker, Cait Clarke
5:00 p.m.- Dinner (only for those who have registered for the retreat)
6:00 p.m.- Social time