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The award for Best Design went to Mohammad Akhavannik (L’18), David Schifrin (L’17) and Tim Tanner (L’17) for their British Columbia Justice Navigator, developed for Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia.

Tech for Justice: 2017 Iron Tech Lawyer, Privacy Practicum Competitions

May 1, 2017 Public Interest & Community Service

An app that helps D.C. parents and students advocate effectively when a student faces suspension and expulsion. Another app that helps pro bono lawyers and intake personnel in British Columbia to determine quickly and efficiently the types of issues that a potential client is facing. A third that helps LGBTQ New Yorkers victimized by violence get help. A fourth that alerts overworked and underpaid service workers that their employer may be violating the federal Service Contract Act.

Professor from Practice Andrew Schoenholtz and Dash-Muse Fellow Patrick Griffith of the Human Rights Institute presented the Bettina Pruckmayr Award for Human Rights to Megan Abbot (F’09, L’17) and Becca Balis (L’17) at Public Interest Proud.

OPICS Celebrates 20 Years of Championing Public Service

April 25, 2017 Public Interest & Community Service

What does OPICS stand for? OPICS means that Caitlin Cocilova (L’15) is teaching others to advocate for themselves at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. That Mark Doss (L’13) at the International Refugee Assistance Project fought “tooth and nail” to help a client detained at JFK airport. That Lee McGoldrick (L’99), who worked for Teach for America as a college student, was able to build a career with that organization. That thousands of current and former Georgetown Law students are working to improve the lives of others, every single day.