2020 Justice Jam

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Join us virtually for the ninth annual Justice Jam, as we celebrate the fight for justice and raise money to support the Nebraska Public Interest Law Fund (NPILF). In addition to featuring both alumni and current students sharingthey fight for justice, we will also honor this year’s recipients of the Student Award for Outstanding Impact through Pro Bono Service.   

2020 has placed public interest and pro bono attorneys as front-line workers in the battle to preserve housing, promote racial justice and protect the right to vote. We stand firm in our mission to develop inclusive leaders who advance justice, solve problems and serve with integrity and recognize it is more crucial than ever.

2020 Justice Jam Schedule
  • Student Video: “I fight for justice because…” 
  • Welcome – Kala Mueller, Director of Public Interest Programs 
  • Student Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service – Ryan Sullivan, Civil Clinic Director  
    • Recipients: Brianna Duda and Lauren Ziegenbein 
  • Speakers: “I fight for justice because…” 
    • Anthony Young (’90), Southern Arizona Legal Aid
    • BriAnn Campos (’20), Immigrant Legal Center 
    • Jonathan Hatami (’02), Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
    • Rachel Wester, Midwest Innocence Project  
    • Abby Kuntz (’19), Legal Aid of Nebraska (Housing Justice Project) 
    • Paloma Contreras (’19), UFW (United Farm Workers) Foundation  
    • Rich McWilliams (’02), Federal Public Defender for the District of Nebraska 
    • Sara Rips (’16), ACLU of Nebraska 
    • Robbie McEwen (’11), Nebraska Appleseed
  • “Where Are They Now?” A Virtual Check-In with the Class of 2017 
  • Closing Remarks  – Kala Mueller, Director of Public Interest Programs 
  • Student Video: “I fight for justice because…”

To make a contribution to the Nebraska Public Interest Law Fund (NPILF), visit: https://nufoundation.org/fund/01125520/.