Law School Outreach Committee


Dean Linda L. Ammons
Widener University Law School
4601 Concord Pike
P.O. Box 7474
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 477-2162

Law School Outreach Committee
Summer Brown Bag Series 2013

1101 Market Street, Thursdays 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Date & Location Program
5/30/13 - Conference Center 11th Fl
6/6/13 - Conference Center 11th Fl
"Hot Topics in Immigration Rights"
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • Friends of Farmworkers
  • Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
  • HIAS
6/13/13 - Conference Center 11th Fl
"Making Pro Bono Part of Your Career"
  • Philadelphia VIP
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
  • Homeless Advocacy Project
6/20/13 - Conference Center 11th Fl
"Lawyering in the Community"
  • Face to Face Legal Center
  • Good Shepherd Mediation Program
  • Legal Clinic for Disabled
  • Mazzoni Center Legal Services
  • Esperanza Immigration Legal Services
6/27/13 - Conference Center 11th Fl
"Changing through Policy"
  • Women's Law Project
  • Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
  • Regional Housing Legal Services
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project
7/11/13 - Conference Center 11th Fl
"Hot Topics in Direct Service"
  • SeniorLAW Center
  • Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • AIDS Law Project of PA
  • Support Center for Child Advocates
  • Women Against Abuse Legal Center
7/18/13 - Conference Center 11th Fl
"Government Careers & Criminal Law Practice"
7/25/13 - Conference Center 11th Fl
"Systems Advocacy"
  • Education Law Center
  • Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
  • Juvenile Law Center
  • Community Legal Services
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
8/1/13 - Conference Center 11th Fl
"Complex Litigation/Appeals/Tech Support"
  • ACLU of PA
  • Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
  • Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
  • National Clearinghouse on the Defense of Battered Women
  • PA Innocence Project


The Public Interest Section’s Law School Outreach Committee is pleased to announce the following public interest auctions, which are held each year at local law schools to generate funding to subsidize the work of law students at public interest or public service organizations. Upcoming law school conferences are also listed below.


  • On February 25, the Toll Public Interest Center will hold the Equal Justice Foundation Fundraising Auction at 6:00 p.m., at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The event will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m., with a live auction at 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for students, $20 for non-students. Please RSVP online by February 12 at
  • On March 4, the 17th Annual Temple SPIN (Student Public Interest Network) Auction will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St. Philadelphia. A reception will be held at 5:00 p.m., followed by the auction at 5:30 p.m. This event is free. No RSVP is necessary. For more information contact Maureen Olives at 215-204-3705 or
  • On March 10, Rutgers University Law School-Camden, will hold its Annual Public Interest Auction, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., at the Law School, 217 North 5th St., Room 106, Camden, N.J. For more information, contact Pam Mertock-Wolfe at (856) 225-6406 or at In addition, the law school will hold an evening auction of luxury items and adventures, with silent and live components. The tentative date of the evening auction is April 1, with further details to follow.
  • On March 18, the Public Interest Employment Grants Board will hold Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law’s “Slice of Justice” Public Interest Auction from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St Philadelphia All money raised at the auction will subsidize summer employment for Drexel Law students. Food, drinks and live entertainment will be provided. The Auction is open to the public and costs $20. For more information, contact Karen Pearlman at or (215) 571-4722.
  • On March 19, Villanova Law School Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) will hold its Annual Auction at Villanova Law School, 299 North Spring Mill Road Villanova. The event will begin with a Silent Auction from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., followed by a Live Auction from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (doors close at 9:30 p.m.). For more information, contact Jane Nylund at
  • On March 23, the 4th Annual Widener Law PILA (Public Interest Law Alliance) Silent Auction will be held (all day) at Widener University School of Law, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington DE 19803. This event is free. For more information contact Sydney Howe-Barksdale at 302-477-2264 or


  • On Friday, March 19, the 29th Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by a Reception at 4:00 p.m., at the Paul Levy Conference Center, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The Symposium, Now More Than Ever: Expanding Access to Justice in Times of Crisis, will focus on the challenges of expanding legal services and explore innovative strategies to deal with the economic downturn and any crisis. Panels will include: Fulfilling Gideon’s Promise: Expanding Access to Criminal Legal Services; Justice for Some? Challenging Limited Access to Civil Legal Services; and Taking Inventory: Innovative Uses of Existing Resources. The Keynote “Beyond Access: Ending Poverty is the Goal” will be presented by Professor Peter B. Edelman. Panelists and session leaders include: Jonathan Rapping, Abbe Smith, Robin Dahlberg, Laura Abel, Charles Cunningham, Alan Houseman, Jeanne Charn, Malia Brink, Suzanne Turner, Sara Woods, Amal Bass, Rena Cutlip-Mason, with more to come. Approval for 6 CLE credits is pending.
  • On Thursday, April 8, Rutgers University Law School-Camden, will hold a conference, Back to the Community: Making Systems Work for Reentry, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at Rutgers University Law School, 217 North 5th St., Camden, N.J. Join local, regional and national leaders for a discussion on how government agencies and not-for-profit programs can better serve those on parole or probation as well as the communities and families to which they return. Panels of practitioners, policy makers, and researchers will tackle the challenges of systemic coordination and partnership from sentencing through incarceration and release, with particular emphasis on how reentry impacts our urban centers. RSVP by April 5 to Kristin Walker at 856-225-6325 or Parking arrangements will be provided.