Thinking Like a Public Interest Lawyer: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy
Monday, March 25, 2013
Harvard Law School
Nisha Agarwal, Harvard Law School Summer Theory Institute co-founder and facilitator, is the co-founder and deputy director of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), a high-impact national organization that provides legal and organizing support to grassroots groups around the country to build community power and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda at the state and local level. Prior to founding CPD, Nisha worked for after over five years at the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, where she was a Skadden Fellow and director of the Health Justice Program.
Cara Suvall, Harvard Law School Summer Theory Institute alumna and facilitator, is a public defender at the Bronx Defenders, Inc. She was a 2010 recipient of the Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale fellowship to work on education issues affecting young clients involved in the criminal justice system in the Bronx. She is currently one of two founding attorneys in the Adolescent Defense Project at The Bronx Defenders, working to improve representation of 14-, 15- and 16-year-olds being prosecuted in adult criminal court.