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Amicus Advocacy: An Alternative Path in Impact Lit

Many of us in the LPS community are interested in impact litigation – indeed, analyzing how to construct an impact lit campaign was a centerpiece of Professor Coughlin’s Law & Public Service class for fellows this past spring. While affirmative litigation remains the focus of organizations like the ACLU, NAACP LDF, and the Brennan Center,… Continue reading Amicus Advocacy: An Alternative Path in Impact Lit

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A Common Bond

Most often what attracts us to different things – people, places, jobs – is a common bond. For me, I definitely share a common bond with the work that I want to do as an attorney. As the daughter of a biracial couple, I found myself naturally drawn to civil rights work. After all, it… Continue reading A Common Bond

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The Path to JAG

Students pursuing a public-interest career often face many hurdles. Uncertainty is one of them: the process to find a public-interest job is generally more ill-defined than the well-worn path to law firm jobs. Thankfully, there’s at least one public interest career that offers the chance to serve others with your law degree, but doesn’t leave… Continue reading The Path to JAG

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The Job Hunt Roller Coaster

No one really likes applying for jobs. You're constantly sending little parts of yourself into the world via cover letters and resumes and hoping that a few organizations decide they like you enough to give you an interview. Then if you make it to the interview round, you stress about hiding your flaws for a… Continue reading The Job Hunt Roller Coaster