Public Interest News Archive
George Barrett Social Justice Fellowship
Vanderbilt is excited to announce the establishment of the George Barrett Social Justice Fellowship, which was made possible by a generous donation to the law school in honor of renowned civil rights attorney George Barrett ‘57
. The George Barrett Social Justice Fellow will carry out a one-year public interest project under the supervision of a partner non-profit organization or public defender office.
More details and application information.
Darren Robbins ’93 has a quote from a speech his friend and mentor George Barrett ’57 made in 2005 mounted on his office door: “The first 10 amendments of the Constitution are there to protect people from the government, not the government from the people.” Read more
Pratik Ghosh '17: 2017 Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow, Roger Baldwin Foundation, ACLU of Illinois
In 1980 Sue Kay was coming to the end of a one-year clerkship with Judge Jerry Scott of Tennessee’s Court of Criminal Appeals when she heard that Vanderbilt was seeking a full-time clinical instructor. She immediately realized she had found her calling. Read more