David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & 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 a small group of renowned faculty whose interests 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, environmental law, and labor and employment law. 

Faculty Director


Principal Administrators

Research Director

  • Neelum Arya
    Neelum Arya
    Research Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

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Contact Information

H. Catherine Mayorkas
Executive Director,
Public Interest Programs

1411 Law Building
(310) 206-9155