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Public Interest & Pro Bono Events

Training and Events

Each year, the Toll Public Interest Center hosts a variety of public interest and pro bono panels, symposia, retreats and workshops that are intended to increase our students’ understanding of and excitement for service.

Public Interest Retreat 

Each fall, TPIC hosts a retreat for all public interest-minded law students. The retreat provides students with an opportunity to get away from campus to meet people with similar interests and to refocus on the reasons they came to law school. 

Public Interest Week

Public Interest week is an annual weeklong event dedicated to tackling the most pressing issues. 

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Sparer Symposia 

At the heart of TPIC’s public interest program is the annual Sparer Symposium planned by the Toll Public Interest Scholars each year. The Symposium brings together legal academics and practitioners to provide insight into the dynamic relationship between scholarship and practice in the area of poverty law, merging theory and practice. Students and alumni attend panels and meet with speakers, delving deeply into important issues of our time.

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Public Interest Ceremony

Public Service Recognition Ceremony

The event is an opportunity for the law school community to come together with its public- interest-minded stakeholders to share moving success stories, and to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of our student-advocates.