Public Interest Law Roundtable: The Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Fellowship Experience
Department:Program in Law and Public Affairs
Audience:Restricted to Princeton University
The Liman Program enables Princeton students to spend 10 weeks during the upcoming summer in an internship serving the needs of people and causes that might otherwise go unrepresented. The Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from the Liman Family Foundation, particularly Emily Liman ’85. The family honors noted attorney Arthur Liman, who served in a wide variety of public service positions, including President of the Legal Aid Society of new York and of the Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem; Chair of the New York City Legal Action Center and of the New York State Capital Defender’s Office, chief counsel to the New York State Special Commission on Attica Prison; and special counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee Investigating Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition.
Students selected as Fellows must attend the Liman Public Interest Law Colloquium at Yale Law School in the spring preceding their internship. In addition to exploring issues concerning access to and delivery of justice and the role of public interest lawyers, students have the opportunity to meet with other Liman summer fellows who come from Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Spelman and Yale.