Education Law Roundtable

Please join the Public Service Advisory Board for a round table discussion on the topic of public education with leaders of education in St. Louis on Friday,February 25th, 2011 at lunchtime in AB 311. In attendance will be Robbyn Wahby, education advisor to the St. Louis mayor, and Rhonda Broussard, founder of the St. Louis Language Immersion schools. Topics of discussion will include: the charter school movement, teacher unions and teacher tenure, language immersion, and job opportunities for young lawyers in the field of public education. The first 12 students to email will receive a free lunch.


Roundtable! — February 16, 2011 from 12-1pm

The Public Service Advisory Board invites students to attend a roundtable with Professor Karen Tokarz on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 12-1pm.  Professor Tokarz is the Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law and Public Service as well as the Director of the Dispute Resolution Program.  The roundtable will be an opportunity for students to learn more about Professor Tokarz’s career path and academic interests.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to Lisa E. Brown at by February 11.  The first 10 students to e-mail Lisa E. Brown will receive a free lunch at the event.

Animal Law Panel

Monday October 25 from 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join PSAB for an informative panel discussion about the field of Animal Law. Learn the basics about animal law, how lawyers practice in the field, and opportunities for students to get involved. Panelists will include Lynne Hartke: Animal Law Professor at SLU and member of ABA’s Animal Law Committee, Tamra Wilson Setser: Chair of the Missouri Bar’s Animal Law Committee and former Dean of the University of Missouri Law School, and Bob Baker: Executive Director of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation.

All students are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by October 24th to:

Resume Review and Mock Interview Event

Do you think you want to work in public interest?  Are you interested in public interest?  Have you ever heard of the word public or interest?

If so you would make a perfect candidate for the resume review and mock interview event held on November 6!


This event will be for 1, 2, and 3Ls.  We will have approximately 10 attorneys from the local area who are either currently practicing in the public sector or have practiced public interest law.  Students will submit their resumes to be reviewed by one of the attorneys who will then on the day of the event interview them for a “position” in their office.  There will be no formal job offers as a result of this event, but rather will be a great opportunity for networking and mastering public interest law interview techniques.

E-mail Kevin Fritz for more info and how to send your resume for review!

I Know What You Did Last Summer…

PSAB and PILS are collaborating to create what is the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” panel of public service amazingness!

Picture a panel of students who worked in the public sector the summer of 2010.

It will be an opportunity for students who are interested in public interest to hear first-hand about the ups and downs and potential in the field.

November 8th is the date.  Stay tuned for more details.

And remember… I still know……..muhahahahahaha

REACH out to your community!

Courtesy of Jessica Mayo JD ’12 comes a wonderful service opportunity to keep you active and engaged as the nights turn cooler and the Rams (maybe?) keep winning.

Project REACH is a program that provides re-entry assistance to recently released ex-offenders.  The mentoring program provides mentors with the opportunity to support an ex-offender who served time for a non-violent, non-sexual offense.

There will be a training session held in October here at the law school for all who are interested in joining the mentoring program.  If you are interested, please contact Jessica Mayo at  We want to make sure the training is held at a time that is convenient for all who would like to participate.

Project REACH is a program of the St. Patrick Center.  The training will be run by the Project REACH coordinator and is sponsored by PSAB.  For more information, click here.

Still need convincing? Check out this amazing statistic: About 2/3 or 67% of incarcerated people will be returned to prison within 3 years of being released. Ex-Offenders receiving mentoring support are 3 TIMES more likely to be successful in their transition in the community.

Image courtesy Psychology Today

Help fight the trend! Start volunteering for Project REACH today.

Consumer Protection Law Society hosts Bernard Brown this THURSDAY at noon!

Come hear notable consumer protection attorney Bernard Brown on Thursday, March 25 at noon in Siegle 111. Mr. Brown will discuss his recent jury trials, his work in politics, and his involvement with the National Association of Consumer Advocates (of which he is a founding member).  Mr. Brown has appeared on 60 Minutes and YouTube — we promise this will be a big hit!

In a recent speech, Mr. Brown noted, “People must able to trust each other. Getting to that result includes having laws, and holding people accountable when they cheat. That is something we need. A personal, emotional, bond among us is essential to a good society.”

Pizza will be provided. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear a dedicated public interest lawyer talk about his work.

Check out a clip of Mr. Brown below: