Why Would Anyone Want to be a Public Interest Lawyer?

10 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2009 Last revised: 9 Sep 2010

Philip G. Schrag

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: October 9, 2009

Abstract

This is the inaugural address for the Delaney Family Professorship in Public Interest Law at Georgetown University Law Center. It elaborates ten reasons why law graduates might want to enter into long-term careers as public interest lawyers.

Keywords: public interest, public service, careers, law students

JEL Classification: I30, K30

Suggested Citation

Schrag, Philip G., Why Would Anyone Want to be a Public Interest Lawyer? (October 9, 2009). Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-52. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1486246 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1486246

Philip G. Schrag (Contact Author)

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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