2012 Public Interest Dinner Series
We congratulate and welcome our incoming students. Promoting the public good is central to the legal profession, and Emory Law offers many opportunities for students to pursue public interest law. One popular public interest activity available to incoming students is the Public Interest Dinner Series.
Participants meet faculty, other students and invited guests interested in public interest law to discuss opportunities and challenges in a collegial and informal environment. Past speakers have included Sen. Jason Carter and Rep. Ed Lindsey of the Georgia Legislature; Gerry Weber, staff attorney for the Southern center for Human Rights and former legal director of the Georgia ACLU; Marcia Bansley, executive director, Trees Atlanta; Aimee Maxwell, executive director, The Georgia Innocence Project; Sylvia Caley, director of Health Law Partnership (HeLP); and Sharon Nelson Hill 85L 85B, executive director of Georgia Appleseed.
How to Apply
If interested in applying for the dinner series, complete the application form -
2012 Public Interest Dinner Series.
Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 22.
Public Interest Committee:
- Frank Alexander
- Martha Fineman
- Sue McAvoy
- Sarah Shalf
- Lauren Simons (‘13L)
- Kirsten Widner
Other Public Interest Faculty Advisors:
- Robert Ahdieh
- Laurie Blank
- William Buzbee
- Melissa Carter
- Mindy Goldstein
- Kay Levine
- Jan Pratt
- Robert Schapiro
- Randee Waldman
- Barbara Woodhouse
“It was one of the highlights of my 1L year; a great way to meet new
friends and develop relationships with faculty and renowned Atlanta
lawyers. I highly recommend it to any student who's interested in public
interest law. The food was really good too.”
—Donalee Donaldson 12L