PIPS Presents Catherine Carr With Dom Vetri ‘Champion of the Public Interest’ Award
On November 5, 2009, Oregon Law’s Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) program presented the Dom Vetri “Champion of the Public Interest” Award to Catherine Carr. Ms. Carr is the executive director of Philadelphia’s Community Legal Services.
Second Annual Vetri Award for Contributions to Public Service
Thursday, November 5, 2009
PIPS is pleased to honor this year’s recipient, Catherine Carr, the executive director of Philadelphia’s Community Legal Services. Ms. Carr’s 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 spoke about crafting careers in public service and the importance of community advocacy.
Passion Into Practice: Public Interest Public Service Symposium 2009
September 25, 2009
The 2009 Public Interest Symposium’s keynote speaker was Jefferson Smith. Smith represents the 47th District in the Oregon House of Representatives, and is the founder of Oregon’s Bus Project, a nationally recognized non-profit organization engaging young people in forward-thinking, community-focused politics. Smith attended the University of Oregon and then Harvard Law School where he graduated magna cum laude.
Watch Rep. Smith’s keynote speech:
Video of the afternoon Diversity Panel:
Dom Vetri is Recipient of First “Champion of the Public Interest Award”
Oregon Law’s Public Interest Public Service (“PIPS”) Program presented the first-ever “Champion of the Public Interest Award” to B.A. Kliks Professor of Law Dominick Vetri on Friday, September 19, 2008, in the Knight Law Center’s Wayne Morse Commons. The presentation was the kickoff for the 2008 Public Interest Symposium.Get the Full Story
5th Annual Public Service Day
Public Service Day draws record numbers. Approximately 80 students, professors, and community members attended Public Service Day this year. PIPS partnered with community organizations including Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Save the Pets, Nearby Nature, Food for Lane County, and Willamalane Parks & Recreation. Thanks to all who participated to make this event a great success!
Public Interest Law at Work” Event March 19
Co-Sponsored by Oregon Law’s Public Interest Public Service Program, Loan Repayment Assistance Program and Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics“Public Interest Law at Work: Advancing Economic and Social Rights” event will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St., in Eugene. The event includes a wine and cheese reception honoring Loan Repayment Assistance Program donors and recipients from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and a public address by Catherine Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative executive director, from 7 to 8 p.m.Registration is available online or by contacting Rachel Johnson at 541-346-3970 or by email. Registration deadline is March 14.The event is co-sponsored by Oregon Law’s Public Interest Public Service Program (PIPS), Loan Repayment Assistant Program (LRAP) and Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
5th Annual Public Service Day Scheduled Saturday, April 5
Community members, attorneys, and Oregon Law students, staff, faculty and family members are invited to participate in the 5th annual Public Service Day, scheduled Saturday, April 5, 2008. The event will kick-off with brunch at 10 a.m. in the Knight Law Center Commons. Public service events will occur from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting times at each project vary and each event lasts approximately three hours.
2008 Public Service Day partners include Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Save the Pets, Food for Lane County and other local organizations. Participating Oregon Law students may apply five Public Interest Public Service hours towards the requirement for the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund stipend.
RSVP for the event by contacting Juna Hickner.