October 30, 2009
PIPS to Present Catherine Carr With Dom Vetri ‘Champion of the Public Interest’ Award November 5
On Thursday, November 5, at noon in room 175, the Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) program will present the Dom Vetri “Champion of the Public Interest” Award to Catherine Carr. Ms. Carr is the executive director of Philadelphia’s Community Legal Services. Her distinguished public service career includes eleven years as a staff attorney at Community Legal Services, where she litigated public benefits cases, advocating services for low-income clients. Ms. Carr teaches Public Interest Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
When she receives the Dom Vetri Award at noon on November 5, Ms. Carr will speak about crafting careers in public service and the importance of community advocacy. At 4:30 p.m. that day, she meet informally with students about the practical challenges of finding public interest jobs.
Professor Dom Vetri has taught torts and LGBT legal issues at Oregon Law for over four decades. He is the founder of the PIPS program. When Professor Vetri retired in 2008, PIPS established an award in his honor to recognize outstanding public service by an attorney or academic.
Questions about Ms. Carr’s visit should be director to Rebekah Murphy and Vincci Lam, co-chairs of PIPS. Ms. Murphy’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Lam’s email address is email@example.com.