Members of Law School Community Join Forces at Public Interest Event Focusing on Leadership in the Fight for Social Justice
Emily Benfer, ’05 spearheaded planning for this year’s Amaker Public Interest Retreat, hosted by Loyola University School of Law in Chicago where she teaches as Clinical Professor. The retreat took place on February 18-20, 2011.
The theme of this year’s retreat is “Building Public Interest Leaders to Overcome Social Injustices.” Sixty law students from the Midwest, including six to eight students from IU School of Law – Indianapolis, joined professors and practitioners at the weekend retreat.
The Law – Indianapolis chapter of Equal Justice Works worked with Benfer in planning the retreat, and helped select the Midwest schools invited to send participants to the retreat.
On Saturday, Benfer spoke on “Leadership in Overcoming Social Injustice: The Dignity in Social Protest” on Friday and Professor Florence Wagman Roisman, the William F. Harvey Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, spoke on “Peace and Social Change.”