Public Interest Law Initiative


MacArthur Justice Center

Address:

Northwestern University
School of Law
357 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact: Alexa Van Brunt

Website: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/macarthur/

Program:

The MacArthur Justice Center is a non-profit public interest law firm established in 1985 to litigate for human rights and social justice. The Center concentrates on cases raising significant criminal justice issues, such as opposing the government’s use of unjustified detentions in the war on terror; improving the quality of representation for indigent defendants; promoting acceptable conditions of incarceration and alternatives to incarceration; compensating the wrongfully convicted; and limiting the availability of firearms to unauthorized persons.

PILI Fellows will work closely with the lawyers at the MacArthur Justice Center on a wide variety of projects.   Fellows will gain experience in both criminal and civil litigation, including meeting with incarcerated clients, drafting pleadings, participating in litigation strategy, assisting during trials and engaging in meaningful and challenging research and writing.

This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows.

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