Northeastern’s Public Interest Hub Trains Students to Think Outside the Box
At Northeastern’s School of Law, public interest-oriented students sharpen their skills, speak their minds, and change the world through cutting-edge social justice work. A rigorous curriculum, exceptional professors, and unmatched experiential learning opportunities fuel this one-of-a-kind academic enterprise, which produces some of the finest public interest lawyers in the nation.
The Center for Public Interest, Advocacy, and Collaboration (CPIAC) was founded to enhance the role of law and legal practice in achieving social, economic, and environmental justice through teaching, practice, research, and networking. A generous philanthropic gift supports the center’s commitment to public interest law and social justice by covering general operations; costs related to conferences for faculty, fellows, staff, and students; student loan forgiveness; and salaries and stipends for student workers and fellows.
“The center is important for social justice law, taking on major issues like the cradle-to-prison pipeline, voting rights, and disenfranchisement,” says Lucy Williams, faculty director of the CPIAC. “But more importantly, we are working with many public interest and social justice minded law students to create the next generation of social justice lawyers.”
“We are working with many public interest- and social justice-minded law students to create the next generation of social justice lawyers.”
—Lucy Williams, Northeastern Faculty Director for the Center for Public Interest, Advocacy, and Collaboration
This article was written by Victoria Tsang.