Panel on Promoting Public Interest Law in Europe: Past, Present and Future

Hosted by the Office of Global Programs in conjunction with NYU Law in Paris’ EU Public Interest Law Clinic

Thursday, October 15, 2015 4:00-6:00 PM

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 216
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012


This event, hosted by The Office of Global Programs at NYU Law, in conjunction with the NYU Law in Paris EU Public Interest Law Clinic, will explore the past, present and future of public interest law in Europe. Looking particularly at clinical legal education and its promise in the context of EU law, the speakers will reflect on how public interest law has taken shape in Europe and how it might develop in the coming years. The speakers will also reflect on the need for entrepreneurialism in the context of emergent public interest law fields. To RSVP, please click HERE.


Louise TrubekEmerita Clinical Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School

Louise is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Yale Law School. Louise is an active scholar and teacher in the fields of health law, public interest law, and regulation and governance. Louise was also the founder and director of the Center for Public Representation (a public interest law firm representing a range of citizen groups such as consumers, the elderly and children) from 1974 to 2002. 

Ed RekoshFounder and former Director of PILnet, the Global Network for Public Interest Law and Adjunct Professor, Columbia Law School

Ed is a graduate of Columbia Law School. Ed was the founder and director of the Global Public Interest Law Network (PILnet) from 1997 to 2015. Working for PILnet Ed has been involved in public interest law promotion all across the globe helping local lawyers and advocates to expand access to justice and enhance the rule of law.

Gráinne de BúrcaFlorence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law, NYU Law School

Gráinne is a graduate of University College Dublin and the University of Michigan Law School. Gráinne is one of the foremost scholars on EU law and its relationship to national legal systems and the international legal order. Prior to joining NYU School of Law, Gráinne de Búrca held tenured posts as professor at Harvard Law School, Fordham Law School, and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

Alberto AlemannoGlobal Clinic Professor, NYU Law in Paris; Professor of Law, HEC Paris; Founder, eLabEurope

Alberto is a graduate of Università degli Studi di Torino, College of Europe and Harvard Law School. Alberto is one of the foremost scholars on EU law, policy and risk regulation. Alberto is also the founder and director of eLabEurope, a civic start-up promoting citizen engagement and public interest representation and advocacy within the EU policy process.