David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

Who We Are – David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

One of the indispensable benefits of the Program is the opportunity afforded Program students to work closely with and be mentored by renowned faculty whose interests and professional experiences reflect the diversity of thought and practice within the arena that is public interest law and lawyering.

While many of the School’s faculty teach, conduct research, and are active in areas of public interest law and policy, a core group is deeply involved in the design and development of the Program and serves as the primary teaching and advising faculty for Program courses and Program students. These faculty members offer rich experience and expertise as public interest litigators and advocates, applied policy experts, and distinguished scholars and teachers. They represent diverse scholarly and pedagogical perspectives, and their areas of expertise include, among others, urban issues, poverty law, administrative law, sociology of the legal profession, law and politics, economics and statistics, healthcare, human rights, gender and sexuality issues, community economic development, criminal justice, prison law, immigration law, environmental law, and labor and employment law. 

Program Administrators

Faculty Director

Core Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

Founding Faculty

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Contact Information

Brenda Kim
Manager of Operations and Events,
Public Interest Programs

1411 Law Building
(310) 794-4061


Jamie Libonate
Administrative Coordinator,
Public Interest Programs

1411 Law Building
(310) 794-4062