Many members from Denver Law’s Education Policy and Outreach Group attended and were proud to be a part of the event. An interest in education and young people’s lives touches so many fields so it is exactly events like this that enable us to grow in our passion and learn how to better support students and movements.
One of the highlights of the event was Friday’s kickoff speaker, Purvi Shah. Ms. Shah discussed different lessons she has learned from supporting social justice movements. One lesson she shared that encompassed the feel of the entire conference was, “Justice is a team sport.” This phrase was felt and demonstrated by the students as they not only listened to lawyers who were already working in the field, but discussed ideas and plans of action with each other, knowing that any meaningful change is not accomplished alone.
This idea is relevant to the specific field of education, because meaningful change means working with teachers, students, politicians, organizers, and other people who play a role. This is why these types of events are so important, because they help support law students as they navigate their passions and interests, whatever they may be.
If you attended the event and want to continue the conversation, come to PILG Reflections on Tuesday Sept. 15th in room 259 from 12 to 1.
If you did not attend the event but are interested in getting more involved in the Public Interest Community at DU, join the "Lawyering for the Public Good" Facebook group here, and join a Public Interest Student Group (like EPOG) to get involved with the community, within and outside the law school.
Posted by Haley DiRenzo