January 10, 2009 · Filed Under Social Justice Programs-CPIL · Comments Off on SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM – DEBUT, PARTY AND CONTACT INFORMATION 

The Center for Public Interest Law and the Social Justice Initiatives program have been consolidated into a new entity – the Social Justice Program. We are very excited about the resulting synergies that will strengthen our current activities and lead to new ones. The Center for Public Interest Law will continue to provide programming and individual assistance to all students regarding career, summer and pro bono opportunities and decisions. SJP and the Office of Career Services already have begun discussing joint events and other ways that we can work together regarding professional development. The Social Justice Program also will continue SJI’s work, including externships, the National State Attorney General Program and the LL.M Pro Bono Fellowship Program. We soon will reach out to faculty and students to get your ideas. In the meanwhile, don’t hesitate to let me know your thoughts.

CELEBRATE THIS NEW VENTURE WITH US ON FEBRUARY 2nd, 5-7 P.M. IN JEROME GREENE ANNEX. It also will be an opportunity to thank Harlene Katzman for her years of service as the Dean of the Center for Public Interest Law, to congratulate Akua Akyea on her promotion to Director of International and Summer Programs, and to meet Natasha Patel, the Acting Dean for Career Services.

Who We Are and How to Find Us:

Ellen Chapnick
Dean for Social Justice Program

Jane Cooper
Program Coordinator for Social Justice Program

Center for Public Interest Law

Akua Akyea
Director of International and Summer Programs

Player to be Designated Later
Director of Domestic and Pro Bono Programs

Melissa Cardinali
Program Coordinator

Consultant Counselors

Each of the counselors has an area of specialty. To learn more about them and to make an appointment, go to the CPIL staff page

Julie Dinnerstein,
Kara Finck,
Vidya Kurella,
Liz Mackay,
Myrna Perez,
Elisa Slattery,
Erica Smock,
Maggie Williams,

National State Attorney General Program

James E. Tierney

Tam Ormiston
Deputy Director

Jessica Teague
Program Manager

Program Consultants

Julie S. Brill, Consumer Protection and Antitrust Consultant
Karin K. Goldman, Charities Project Consultant
James T. Kilbreth, Environmental Consultant
Cindy M. Lott, Charities Project Consultant
John Knox Walkup, Charities Project Consultant

Ellen, Jane and CPIL are at 410 W. 116th Street, 9th Floor

The Attorney General Project is at 605 W. 113th Street, 1st Floor