Co-chair: Ashley Fertig (Calendar Year 2014)
Co-chair: Clarissa Wertman
Treasurer: Jill Rudge
Assistant Treasurer: Sarah Warburg-Johnson
Secretary: Lillian Smith
Alumni & Fundraising Chair: Paula Collins
Auction co-chairs: Taylor Dougherty & Emma Carlson
Community Development: Kristopher Tyndall & Caitrin Coccoma
Fellowship Chair: David Karopkin
Mentorship: Mihal Ansik & Lauren Price
Part-Time Liaison: Zamira Djabarova
Pro Bono: Zachary Kaufman & Meghan Walsh
Webmaster/Public Relations: Claire Gavin
General email: email@example.com
Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) is a student-run, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization at Brooklyn Law School that encourages and enables student participation in public interest and public service legal work.
BLSPI provides both legal and non-legal opportunities for engagement at BLS. We are committed to finding opportunities for students to explore public interest legal careers, which we facilitate through a mentorship program for incoming students and by bringing in lawyers and alumni to speak and interact with students about their practice through our programming. We also provide much-needed funding through fellowships for summer internships for first- and second-year students, as well as bar course grants for graduating students pursuing public interest legal careers.
Additionally, BLSPI offers a common tie between the many on-campus pro bono organizations and the Brooklyn community. We organize a number of charity drives throughout the year, often working with other student groups, including: blood drives, canned food drives, clothing drives, Halloween candy drives for children living in domestic violence shelters, and voter registration drives. BLSPI will also organize a number of days of service this coming year.