Charting your path: Becoming a Public Defender at CLS

Tuesday April 05, 2016
12:10-1:10 pm
JG 646

Join us Tuesday, April 5 at 12:10 in JG646 for a panel discussion on the steps one should take during their time at Columbia in order to chart a career toward becoming a public defender after graduation. Our panel will feature upper year students who have accepted positions at public defender offices as well as young alumni currently working as PDs. In addition to offering advice on becoming a PD, our panelists will also share their thoughts on the application process, choosing an office, the differences between different PD offices, and take questions from the audience.

The panel will include:

Nick Wiltsie, ’16, Legal Aid Society
Dan Donadio, ’16, New Hampshire Public Defender
Arielle Reid, ’15, Center for Appellate Litigation
Whitney Hayes, ’15, Bronx Defenders

Apply to be on the PDSCLS board for next year!

Apply to be on the PDSCLS board for next year! PDSCLS is a brand new club, and next year’s leadership will have the unique opportunity to shape the direction and vision of a young and growing organization. We are seeking both rising 2Ls and 3Ls. Applications are due Friday, April 8 at 5:00pm, but submit as soon as you can because when applications are submitted is a factor we may use in the leadership selection process (as a measure of enthusiasm). To apply all you need to do is fill out this form!

The Public Defender Students of Columbia Law School Info Session

Thursday March 31, 2016
12:10-1:10 pm
JG 807

Come learn about Columbia Law’s newest club: Public Defender Students of Columbia Law School! At this lunchtime meeting we will: tell you about our plans for the year, have an opportunity to sign up for our mailing list, brainstorm ideas for the club, share with you how you can get involved/info about board applications, and discuss how unjust the criminal justice system is. And eat lunch.

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