Our annual Summer Pro Bono and Public Interest Forum encourages summer associates and summer interns to make pro bono or public-interest work a part of their legal careers, and provides an introduction to several different types of public-interest practice.

Our 2018 Summer Forum features distinguished keynote speaker David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Mr. Cole will  offer reflections on his distinguished career, and present remarks on the importance of public-interest law in our society.

After lunch and the keynote address, we will offer breakout sessions that introduce lawyers and law students to pro bono and public-interest career options and volunteer opportunities by attending one of these six panels:

  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Criminal Law & Death Penalty
  • Ethics, Transparency & Accountability: Suing the Federal Government
  • Human Rights & International Law
  • Local Poverty Law
  • Transactional &  Non-litigation Practice

To get more of a flavor of what the Summer Forum is like, check out the links below.

Video of RBG at the 2017 Summer Forum

RBG at #sumfo17

Storify of 2015 Summer Forum

Photos from 2015 Summer Forum