Speaker Series

Each semester, PILF brings a range of speakers to discuss their experience in public interest law and offer advice to students who want to pursue careers in pro bono opportunities in that field. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Stay tuned for new events next semester!

Selected Past Events:

Learn from THE Federal Public Defender (November 13, 2013)

Loyola’s own Sean Kennedy shared his experiences as THE federal public defender for the Central District. Click on the link above to view a recording of the session (must have RealPlayer installed).

Legal Aid Agencies (October 15, 2013)

Pro Bono Directors from Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Neighborhood Legal Services – Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice talked about getting experience at their firms and how to best prepare for the current job market.

Criminal Law and Public Interest (March 30, 2011)

Federal Public Defender Sean Kennedy (Central District of California), First Assistant U.S. Attorney George S. Cardona (Central District of California), and Director of Legal Services for Homeboy Industries Elie Miller had a spirited conversation on the intersection of criminal law and public interest law moderated by Professor Laurie Levenson.

Pro Bono Work in a Private Firm Setting (February 9, 2009)

James Gilliam, Associate Pro Bono Coordinator for Paul Hastings’ Los Angeles and David Lash, Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers, spoke recently on doing pro bono work in a private firm setting.

Immigration Attorney Stacy Tolchin (September 12, 2008)
Immigration attorney Stacy Tolchin visited Loyola in the fall of 2008.