Sign up for the second CHILLS session, Friday, January 31 from 4-6pm in Furman Hall, Room 110, for public interest career and academic advice, a morale boost, camaraderie, and fun.
Lauren Burke, an energetic and inspiring NYU Law ’09 alumna, Founder of Atlas: DIY, Developing Immigrant Youth, and PILC Practitioner-in-Residence, will be hosting CHILLS every Friday. Each week CHILLS will offer wine and cheese and a chance to chat with Lauren and a rotating group of NYU Law graduates who are now public interest practitioners. This week Lauren will be joined by Jess Braverman, NYU Law ’09 alumna and Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice.
To join the CHILLS event on Friday, please RSVPthrough CSM/Symplicity (search “Jess Braverman” on the Events tab)
More about Lauren and Jess:
Lauren is the founder and executive director of Atlas: DIY and a former Skadden fellow at The Door. In 2011, she became the first ever attorney at the New York Asian Women’s Center. Lauren entered law school in 2006 without a clear career path and spent her time at NYU exploring her options with internships and clinics and mainly getting B’s. Now a Forbes 30 under 30 lawyer and NYU’s Young Alumna of the Year, Lauren hopes that her stories, including mistakes, pitfalls, tips and honest conversations, can help others find their path or affirm their passion. She is thrilled to kick off the CHILLS series on Friday!
Jess has been a Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice in Brooklyn since September 2009. She has represented children in abuse and neglect cases for four years, but now specializes in juvenile delinquency cases. She has handled hundreds of cases in Brooklyn Family Court, and dozens of trials in both the child protective and delinquency practice areas. Jess is originally from the Bronx. She went to NYU Law School, where she was a Hays Fellow. Jess has experience in LGBT Law practice areas, having interned with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund during her time at NYU. Jess has also interned with the South Brooklyn Legal Services HIV Unit and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Access to Healthcare program. Jess has mastered the art of the elusive public-service work-life balance that gives her plenty of time to rock climb, hike, bike, read, and bake.