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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
Over 60 new jobs and internships listed in the November Issues of the Washington Council of Lawyers November Public Interest Job Clearinghouse, click below to see all of the available opportunities!
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Welcome to the Office of Public Interest (OPI) Informer, a weekly newsletter distributed by the AUWCL Office of Public Interest to provide information to our public interest community about events, tips, pro bono opportunities, internships, and jobs and to highlight student/alumni public interest work.  If community members have announcements, events, job postings, feedback, or other information you would like to circulate in the next edition of our newsletter, please forward those postings to publicinterest@wcl.american.edu.  
 
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Announcements


DC Bar Foundation Seeks Jerrold Scoutt Nominations 
Nominations due 5:00PM November 6th
The District of Columbia Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the 24th annual Jerrold Scoutt Prize. A nominee must be an attorney who currently works full-time, or who has been employed full-time for a significant portion of his or her legal career, by a nonprofit organization that provides direct, hands-on legal services to poor or otherwise disadvantaged persons in the District of Columbia. The nominee must have demonstrated a compassionate concern for his/her clients while exhibiting a high degree of skill representing them. Nominations must be in writing and include the nominee's CV. Submit nominations and supporting materials to
info@dcbarfoundation.org

Immigrant Justice Corps Justice Fellowship 
Applications close 11:59PM November 13th
Immigrant Justice Corps is a first-of-its-kind fellowship created by Judge Robert Katzman of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2016, Justice Fellows will be place at top legal service providers in the New York region, selected and matched by Immigrant Justice Corps staff. Host organizations are selected by competitive application process, based on the quality of their supervision and diversity of their case work. They are recruiting applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to immigration law, as illustrated by their participation in clinics, other coursework, internships and volunteer work.

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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights accepting applications for Donald M. Wilson Fellowship 
Applications close November 16th
In 2011, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights established the Donald M. Wilson Fellowship program to provide a position to one outstanding recent law school graduate each year. Donald Wilson and his family recognized the need for greater support for recent graduates who wish to devote their professional lives to public service and generously endowed the fellowship program at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. This prestigious fellowship incorporates the fellow for one year as an entry-level attorney within our RFK Partners for Human Rights program at our Washington, DC office. It carries a salary of $45,000 plus excellent benefits and will begin September 2016.

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2016- 2017 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program 
Starting August 2016
The Reproductive Justice (RJ) Fellow will receive a $51,000 stipend and be placed at a selected organization in Washington, DC from the end of August 2016 to August 2017. As a law school graduate with an understanding of the reproductive justice framework, the RJ Fellow will assist in research, interpretation, and application of law to aid the placement organization's organizing, publication, and policy pursuits. The RJ Fellow will play an integral role in helping to influence public opinion, shape laws, and advance policy aiming to ensure the future of reproductive justice for all people--irrespective of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, income, nationality, religion or sexual orientation. In addition, the RJFP provides rich opportunities for professional development, training, networking, and education in a supportive atmosphere.  

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Events


Justice Mural Project Town Hall
Wednesday, November 4th, 5:30PM-6:30PM, Room 100
Thursday, November 12th, 12:00-1:00PM, Room 601
Law students, staff, alumni and faculty are invited to help design the new justice mural that will stand as a centerpiece in the new Tenley campus. The Justice Mural Project is a way of bringing the community together to leave a visual mark on the new building. It is also a chance to meet the amazing muralist, Laura Matteo, who is none other than an AU alumna herself! Be sure to leave your mark!

16th Annual Human Rights Film Series: Out in the Night
Thursday, November 5th, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Room 602
Through the lives of four young women, the film reveals how their race, gender identity, and sexuality became criminalized in the mainstream news media and criminal legal system.
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AUWCL Family Court Self-Help Center Pro Bono 
Project Training Session 
Sunday, November 8th, 2:00PM-5:00PM, Room 100
Looking for ways to complete the Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program? Have an interest in learning more about Family Law? Just want to participate in a service project that offers weekly volunteer opportunities? Come learn about the Family Self-Help Center Pro Bono Service Project, Thursday, January 22nd at Noon, Room 601. In conjunction with AUWCL alumna and adjunct professor Tanya Jones-Bosier, the Office of Public Interest implemented the AUWCL Family Court Self-Help Center Pro Bono Project in the spring of 2013. This project gives students the opportunity to earn hours towards the pro bono pledge by completing a training with Professor Jones-Bosier and then volunteering at the Family Court Self-Help Center (“SHC”) located in the Moultrie Courthouse of DC Superior Court. Students meet with customers of the SHC under the supervision of AUWCL faculty and staff supervisors. Pizza will be provided for those who register on CareerLink.
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Best Practice in Pro Bono: Setting Expectations
Tuesday, November 10th 8:30AM-1o:00AM, Fried Frank (801 17th Street NW)
In the Washington Council of Lawyers 2015-2016 Best Practice in Pro Bono series, they'll examine issues of pro bono collaboration that generate the most conversation during previous sessions. This first session will focus on setting expectations. The conversation will explore ways to effectively establish client and volunteer expectations and objectives over the course of a pro bono engagement, with a special focus on the beginning and the end of the relationship.
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Disability & Human Rights Speaker Series
Wednesday, November 11th, 12:45PM-2:00PM, 6th Floor International Student Lounge
Join the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law for a lunchtime discussion with Eric Rosenthal, Founder and Executive Director of Disability Rights International (DRI). Mr. Rosenthal has trained human rights activists and provided assistance to governments and international development organizations worldwide. This is a unique opportunity to hear from a pioneer in disability rights and advocacy.
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Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit
Thursday, November 12th, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Lincoln Theatre (1215 U Street NW)
The Atlantic will host Race and Justice in America. The summit is an extension of Ta-Nehisi Coates' October cover story "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration." Coates and other journalists will lead conversations on everything from incarceration and race to policing and the criminal justice system. They will gather top thinkers, policy experts, artists, community leaders and others whose lives and work have been affected by these issues. 
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Washington Council of Lawyers Spanish Language Exchange - November
Friday, November 13th, 12:00PM - 1:30PM, Mayer Brown (1999 K Street NW)
Our monthly Spanish Language Exchange is a free, casual, brown-bag lunch designed to help you boost your Spanish language skills. Everyone is welcome, whether you're a beginner, intermediate or native speaker. We will be joined by Margot Dankner and Laura Nally from Ayuda, who will tell us about their immigration practices and share tips, vocabulary, and helpful hints for using Spanish when speaking to clients about immigration issues.
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Center for Nonprofit Advancement & D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program: Board Boot Camp
Saturday, November 14th, 8:30AM - 3:30PM, D.C. Bar Conference Center (1101 K Street NW) 
Are you bringing on new Board members January 1? Do your Board members need help learning about their duties and responsibilities? The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program can help! The Boot Camp for New Members of Nonprofit Boards is a one-day course designed for individuals who have recently joined a nonprofit Board, and existing Board members who wish to enhance their skills as directors.
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Alumni Pro Bono Opportunities


Caregiver Representation Pro Bono Training 
Tuesday, November 10th, 12:30PM-4:30PM, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (655 15th Street NW)
Hosted by the Children's Law Center, current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to learn about representing caregivers seeking to provide loving homes to some of DC's most vulnerable children. The training includes presentations by experienced attorneys from the Children's Law Center. Participants will receive an updated electronic copy of the caregiver representation training manual. Please RSVP to ensure sufficient seating and copies of the manual.
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Volunteer at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's Advice/Referral Clinic 
Saturday, November 14th, 9:30AM-1:30PM
Bread for the City SE ( 1640 Good Hope Road, SE)

Volunteering at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's Advice & Referral Clinic is a great way to provide pro bono service without an open-ended time commitment, and it's also ideal for government attorneys. At the clinic, individuals bring legal questions and seek guidance about their options. With the help of subject-matter experts who are on hand, you'll have the chance to help clients take the first steps toward resolving their legal problems.
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D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Trainings:

Family Court Self-Help Volunteer Training Session
Friday, November 13th, 9:00AM-1:00PM
D.C. Bar Conference Center ( 1101 K Street NW)

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Probate Resource Center Training Session 
Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:00PM-2:00PM
D.C. Bar Conference Center ( 1101 K Street NW)

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Providing Pro Bono Representation Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 
Friday, December 4th, 9:00AM-5:00PM
D.C. Bar Conference Center ( 1101 K Street NW)

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Custody Litigation Training: Representing Victims of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases and Interstate Jurisdiction Institute
Thursday, December 2nd-4th, 11:30AM-1:00PM, O'Melveny & Myers (1625 Eye Street NW)
The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, in collaboration with the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, is pleased to present an interactive three-day training. Join practitioners and experts from around the country for this intensive and interactive training designed to prepare new and seasoned attorneys to more effectively and holistically represent survivors of domestic and sexual violence in civil legal matters, with a focus on custody cases. Faculty experts will use a variety of practical exercises, role plays, facilitated discussions and demonstrations. Register by November 16th.
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Student Pro Bono Opportunities



AUWCL Family Court Self-Help Center Pro Bono 
Project Training Session 
Sunday, November 8th, 2:00PM-5:00PM, Room 100
Looking for ways to complete the Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program? Have an interest in learning more about Family Law? Just want to participate in a service project that offers weekly volunteer opportunities? Come learn about the Family Self-Help Center Pro Bono Service Project, Thursday, January 22nd at Noon, Room 601. In conjunction with AUWCL alumna and adjunct professor Tanya Jones-Bosier, the Office of Public Interest implemented the AUWCL Family Court Self-Help Center Pro Bono Project in the spring of 2013. This project gives students the opportunity to earn hours towards the pro bono pledge by completing a training with Professor Jones-Bosier and then volunteering at the Family Court Self-Help Center (“SHC”) located in the Moultrie Courthouse of DC Superior Court. Students meet with customers of the SHC under the supervision of AUWCL faculty and staff supervisors. Pizza will be provided for those who register on CareerLink.
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Bilingual Hotline Training Session
Thursday, November 12th, 3:00PM- 6:00PM Room 403
WomensLaw, a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, has a website that provides state-specific legal information for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The WomensLaw.org Email Hotline gives victims from around the country the opportunity to email legal questions and get connected to resources. It's a great opportunity for law students to get some practice identifying legal issues and providing resources, referrals, and information to users. We are focusing on recruiting some volunteers for our Spanish emails, but we also have space for some English Language volunteers. We ask for a 6 month commitment, but the weekly time is only an hour or two. To register, email julia@womenslaw.org by November 9th.

Volunteer Judges Needed for 2015 William H. Karchmer Moot Court Competition 
Saturday, November 14th 
The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, based at American University's Washington College of Law, places talented second and third year law students in high schools across DC to teach year-long courses in constitutional law and civic engagement. The fall semester culminates in a citywide moot court competition that brings together high school competitors from 11 local high schools. We are looking for a few great lawyers and upper-level law students to serve as judges and volunteers.
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Volunteer at the Central American Minors Program (CAM) Workshop with the Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington Migration and Refugee Services (MRS)
Saturday, December 5th, 9:00AM McLean Bible Church Prince William Campus (10002 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109)  
CAM is the Central American Minors program, which provides certain qualified children in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras alternative to the dangerous journey that many children have tried to make on their own. At MRS's program alone, there is currently a waitlist of over 300 parents whose children might be qualified for the CAM program but need assistance with the application process. It is imperative that these applications be filled as quickly as possible as many children are in mortal danger because of gang violence in these countries. To help parents register, fill out applications and manage the workshop floor email volunteer.hogar@ccda.net

Bilingual Legal Email Hotline Volunteer 
WomensLaw, a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, has a website that provides state-specific legal information for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, visited by more than 1.5million unique users annually. The WomensLaw.org Email Hotline gives victims from around the country the opportunity to email legal questions and get connected to resources. We are looking for DC-area bilingual (English/Spanish) law students to answer the Spanish hotline from your own computer on your own time. The commitment is approximately 1 hour per week for at least 6 months.
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Student Employment and Internships


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Winter/Spring 2016 Legal Externship 
The Legal Externship (Volunteer) Program at the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) is a volunteer program during the winter, summer or fall semesters offering law students the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and earn academic credit while volunteering in the AAO's offices located in Crystal City and Rosslyn. The AAO conducts administrative appellate review of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers' decisions regarding immigration benefit requests under its jurisdiction in order to promote consistency and accuracy in the interpretation of immigration law and policy.
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CAIR Coalition 
Summer 2016 Legal Internship 
Capital Area Immigrants' Right (CAIR) Coalition is seeking law students with a passion for public interest law and immigrants' rights to be part of our internship program. We are currently accepting applications for summer 2016 positions. Interns working with CAIR Coalition will assist our staff with representing detained child and adult immigrants, including going on jail visits, assisting with direct representation of clients, attending hearings, and improving pro se assistance guidance.
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Habeas Corpus Resource Center 
Summer 2016 Legal Internship
Interns assist case teams in all facets of the HCRC's representation of death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings in San Francisco, CA. Knowledge of substantive and procedural legal principles of criminal and constitutional law, provisions of the United States and California Constitutions, and the rules of evidence and conduct proceedings in California courts is helpful, but not required. Aside from a strong set of communication and analytical skills, applicants should possess intellectual agility, excellent writing abilities, acumen for research, and cultural sensitivity, and must be appropriately discreet with confidential information.  
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The Peace Corps
2016 Legal Internship Inspector General
This internship is ideal for law students who are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, government oversight, legislative affairs, or administrative law. OIG interns conduct legal and policy research related to Peace Corps operations and government oversight issues; track and analyze legislation affecting the inspector general community; solicit and propose ways of addressing the views and concerns of the inspector general community in response to legislative initiatives and Congressional requests; assist in researching and writing on specific law enforcement matters within the purview of the Peace Corps Office of Inspector General.
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Advocates for Children of New York
Summer 2016 Law Student Intern Program in Education Advocacy 
Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) is seeking law students for its Summer Law Intern Program in Education Advocacy, which is based on a clinical model. Interns work closely with clients (families of children 0-21 in NYC) throughout all stages of representation from intake to investigation to settlement negotiations and from preparation to possible execution of administrative hearings regarding the provision of special education services. The administrative hearings in special education cases, called impartial hearings, involve legal research, opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments. Interns also assist attorneys with impact litigation and policy reform initiatives. AFC's policy reforms focus on the needs of students most at risk of academic failure including: students in the juvenile justice and foster care systems; immigrant students and English Language Learners; students in temporary housing; and students with special education needs.
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
Spring 2016 Legal Division Internship
The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans--whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products. The consumer bureau is working not only to write effective rules, but also to educate consumers, enforce the law, and study consumer financial markets. In a market that works, consumers should be able to make direct comparisons among products and no provider should be able to build, or feel pressure to build, a business model around unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices.
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Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Spring 2016 Policy Internship
A key component to the success of any non-profit organization is communicating its message to the audience they need to reach. With the policy department being responsible for the organization's engagement with Members of Congress, it's no surprise that policy interns are essential to the success of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), a leader in adoption and foster care policy and awareness building. As a policy intern, you'll assist in educating Members of Congress and their staff about the barriers to adoption both domestically and internationally. Policy interns research and stay informed on current adoption and foster care legislation, reports and studies; correspond with and support Congressional staff; and assist in planning, outreach and logistics for policy summits and legislative briefings.
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Postgraduate Job Offerings and Fellowships


East Bay Community Law Center, Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor Consumer Justice Clinic (Oakland, CA)
The Consumer Justice Clinic of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to provide representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income consumers and to assist with the training and supervision of the law student interns.  The ideal candidate is a strong legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills; experience in litigation and/or consumer law; interest in training law students and a passion for working with low-income clients and educational opportunities for law students and community volunteers.
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New York Legal Assistance Group, Staff Attorney 
The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is a not-for-profit law office that provides free civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers, NYLAG has an immediate opening for a bilingual Spanish speaking staff attorney in the Matrimonial and Family Law Division. This attorney will provide consultation, advocacy and representation on all matrimonial and family law issues, prioritizing victims of domestic violence primarily in NYC but also in Westchester, Nassau and Rockland Counties. Representation will also include immigration matters under VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) and Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) cases.
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New York University School of Law, Clinical/Research Fellowship 
NYU School of Law invites applications for a one-year Clinical/Research Fellowship with its Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights and Global Justice Clinic for academic year 2015-2016. The fellowship will begin as soon as possible, with the exact start date negotiable. The ideal candidate will be an advocate with several years of experience who is eager to work in a combined scholarly-advocacy environment. The incumbent will spend about half of his/he time working on Global Justice Clinic cases and projects and half of his/her time on program development and management for NYU's new Bernstein Institute for Human rights. This is not a classroom teaching position.
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Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms, and corporate supporters. KIND seeks a full-time Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney in KIND's Washington, DC headquarters to help develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through KIND's network of major law firms, corporate partners, and law schools. The Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney will recruit, train and mentor volunteer firm and corporate attorneys to ensure effective pro bono representation of individual child clients before immigration and state courts, and immigration agencies.
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Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), Staff Attorney
Under the supervision of the Policy and Legal Services Director, the Staff Attorney will be responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to foreign national survivors of human trafficking including: assisting clients seeking immigration, criminal and civil relief with an emphasis on immigration assistance. The Staff Attorney will also participate in the legal program's emergency response to breaking cases and developing and providing training on the issue of human trafficking to partner organizations, law firms, and law enforcement. This is a full-time, exempt position. 
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Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), Emergency Response Staff Attorney (Los Angeles)
The Emergency Response Attorney (ERA) will be responsible for responding to urgent calls from law enforcement, agencies, and survivors themselves for legal assistance and advice.  The ER Staff Attorney will also provide ongoing comprehensive legal services to survivors of human trafficking including assisting clients seeking immigration, criminal and civil relief, with an emphasis on criminal victim-witnesses advocacy and United States citizen survivors. This is a full-time exempt position.
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Whitman Walker Health, Immigration Attorney Whitman-Walker Health (WWH)'s mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington's diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care. WWH emphasizes integrated care and coordination of legal assistance with a client's health care needs and is proud to be one of the oldest medical-legal partnerships. The Staff Attorney will join the Legal Services Program, a dynamic team of lawyers and other professionals dedicated to improving health through legal interventions.
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Church World Service, Policy Advocate
The Policy Advocate coordinates advocacy efforts in Washington, DC as part of the dynamic, forward thinking, mission-centered Immigration and Refugee Program (IRP) + Advocacy Team. The Advocacy Team is also comprised of the National Grassroots Coordinator, Community Organizer and Media Associate, all supervised by the Director of Policy and Advocacy. The Policy Advocate is responsible for informing and representing before Congress and the Administration, the CWS network regarding policies that impact the lives of immigrants, refugees, migrants, displaced persons, persons impacted by disasters, and other populations of concern to IRP+. Other responsibilities include analyzing legislation, reports, data and policy proposals; drafting position statements, testimony, letters, action alerts, reports and legislation; organizing and facilitating meetings with congressional offices and administration officials; resourcing and engaging in grassroots organizing campaigns, trainings and coalition efforts; supervising and training interns; and leading monitoring and evaluation efforts.
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 Public Interest Alumni Spotlight

Whitney Louchheim '05
Whitney is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Open City Advocates and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law. Prior to founding Open City Advocates, she joined Penelope Spain in founding Students United, a student group at AUWCL that matches law students with incarcerated youth at DC's secure juvenile facility. While at AUWCL she was a student attorney with the Criminal Defense Clinic and a Marshall-Brennan fellow.

Q: Please tell us about your work with Open City Advocates (formerly Mentoring Today)

A:  

At Open City Advocates​, we re-envision the role that ​legal advocates should play in the lives of youth in the juvenile justice system. We are dedicated to filling the gap of effective, individualized representation for children after they have been sentenced by DC’s juvenile court and to bringing about systemic improvements that will benefit all youth. Part of my role is to train and support our law student mentor-advocates, who support our clients both during and after incarceration to ensure their successful reintegration, upholding their due process rights while addressing critical issues such as education, employment, and housing.​

Q:  What inspired you to begin Open City Advocates? 

A: 
​While my Co-Founder, Penelope Spain,​ and I were students at WCL,​ our summer internships and externships exposed us to the widespread shortcomings of the juvenile justice system and unjust racial disparity of youth placed behind bars. After witnessing the atrocious conditions of DC's secure juvenile facility (then called Oak Hill), we started a student organization at WCL that brought law students to Oak Hill as tutors and mentors. As we worked closely with youth at Oak Hill, we realized that the attorneys for youth who had been committed to our city's juvenile agency were no longer involved or monitoring their clients' cases, even though there was plenty of work to be done. Often for three or four years or until the age of 21, a child can be moved from facility to facility, even around the country,​ with little regard for his due process rights. We therefore decided to start Open City Advocates (then called Mentoring Today) to fill this critical gap in legal defense and to provide one-on-one supports for youth in the deep end of the juvenile justice system.​


Q:   How did you begin your career in public interest?

A: 

​As a child, my exposure to deep poverty and racial injustice began​ when I accompanied my mother on service trips to American Indian reservations around the country. From there, my desire to be part of the movement to set things right continued to intensify throughout my education.​ I went to law school thinking I wanted to focus either on Native American rights or conditions of U.S. prisons. I chose to attend WCL because of its dedication to human rights and public interest law. Early in my first year, I attended a career workshop and heard a juvenile public defender describe the holistic way that she was able to represent her clients. I knew at that moment that juvenile defense was where I wanted to dedicate my efforts.


Q: What advice would you give to students interested in a public interest career?

A: 
​I would recommend that students get as much real life exposure to their field as they can. My summer externships, teaching through Marshall-Brennan, and volunteering at Oak Hill ​provided me with extraordinarily intense but highly educational experiences. I also recommend that students get to know WCL's wonderful faculty, who made key professional connections for me.

Q: What has been the most meaningful part of your career thus far?

A: 

That's a tough question and my answer would probably change from year to year. But right now, I would say that the most meaningful aspect of my career is seeing the compass needle move -- seeing real change happening on a large scale -- and knowing that our efforts have been part of that change.​
 
That satisfaction is coupled, of course, with being able to see each day that we are a positive force in our clients' lives.​

 
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