Jan 16 Wed

Public Interest Roundtable Series: Public Interest and Big Law

12:00PM - 01:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom
 Did you come to law school because you want to make a difference, but are now considering a career at a law firm? Did you always want to work at a law firm, but want to learn how lawyers make pro bono work a significant part of their practice? What do pro bono attorney at firms do? What issues do they work on? How can I identify law firms that genuinely support pro bono service? Is it possible to transition out of big law and into public interest work after working at a firm? How can I talk about my desire to do pro bono work during interviews like OCI without raising questions about my interest in the firm? Are there specific programs that can help put me on the right path? Join us for lunch with Lisa Dewey (WCL'93), Pro Bono Partner at DLA Piper and Director of New Perimeter; and Scott D. Johnson (WCL'10), Counsel at Akin Gump, to get answers to your questions and more! Mr. Johnson will also specifically talk about Akin Gump's Pro Bono Scholars Program (deadline: Feb. 15, 2019).


Public Interest


Washington College of Law
Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington DC