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Public Interest Law Roundtable: The Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Fellowship Experience

Nov 14, 2016 12:00PM to 01:20PM
Robertson Hall
029 Robertson Hall


Restricted to Princeton University
Liman Fellows Ryan Dukeman '17; Abigail Gellman '17; Cydney Kim ’17; Linda Li '17; Marian Messing '11. Moderated by Leslie Gerwin, LAPA Associate Director
This event is open to the Princeton community, especially Undergraduates interested in applying for the 2017 Liman  Fellowships [Application deadline 12/14/16].

The Liman Program enables Princeton students to spend 10 weeks during the upcoming summer in an internship serving the needs of people and causes that might otherwise go unrepresented.  The Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from the Liman Family Foundation, particularly Emily Liman ’85.  The family honors noted attorney Arthur Liman, who served in a wide variety of public service  positions, including President of the Legal Aid Society of new York and of the Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem; Chair of the New York City Legal Action Center and of  the New York State Capital Defender’s Office,  chief counsel to the New York State Special Commission on Attica Prison; and special counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee Investigating Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition. 

Students selected as Fellows must attend the Liman Public Interest Law Colloquium at Yale Law School in the spring preceding their internship.  In addition to exploring issues concerning access to and delivery of justice and the role of public interest lawyers, students have the opportunity to meet with other Liman summer fellows who come from Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Spelman and Yale.