Samantha Conners, ’22, is drawn to helping people. After spending a summer with the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association (SLLDA), she has a better idea of how she will use her law degree.
SLLDA is a nonprofit law firm organized to provide high quality representation to eligible individuals accused of crimes in Salt Lake County. During her time with SLLDA, Conners helped conduct research on cases, wrote briefs and memos, and interviewed clients.
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Miranda Cannon, '23, is passionate about helping others find the resources to defend their rights.
Her own experience suing a former landlord compelled her to become involved with the Tenant Assistance Project (TAP), and ultimately to work as a Nebraska Public Interest Law fellow with the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP).
Read more about Cannon Seeks Justice for Families Facing Eviction
This is the first post in a multipart series where we will examine and attempt to dispel some of the common misconceptions surrounding legal careers in the public sector. To kick off the series, 3L Bobby Larsen interviewed several recent graduates on the process of finding their first post-graduate job.
Read more about Realities & Myths of Public Interest Law: Part I