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[Update July 24]
Thanks, Ryan, for a fantastic talk! Thanks, Julian, for being a wonderful moderator!

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[Update July 24]
Thanks, Joy, for an absolutely wonderful talk! Thanks, Dami, for moderating!

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We are pleased to welcome the PreProBono Public Interest Guest Speaker for this coming Saturday (July 21), Joy Wang!

Bio: Joy Wang is a 2010 graduate of Harvard Law School and is currently working as a public defender in Manhattan with the Legal Aid Society. While in law school, she also held internships with the United Nations on labor rights and human trafficking, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, the Asian-American Legal Defense Fund, and the ACLU immigrant rights project. Prior to law school, Joy completed a doctorate from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and taught postcolonial literature at Brooklyn College CUNY.

If you are not a part of our Fellowship program, but still would like to participate, please RSVP here before 5pm on Friday, 7/20.

Alternatively, you can ask Joy your questions about public interest law by submitting your questions (before this Saturday, July 14) in the comments section below.

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In this installment of the PreProBono Diaries, Fellows Jennifer and Michelle reflect on why they decided to become Fellows.

Jennifer Lee, Bio

My road to PreProBono was long and convoluted, just like a typical LSAT question.
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[Update July 16]
Thanks Kevin, for an inspiring talk! Thanks Sam, for moderating!


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On Monday, the Fellows read and discussed Martin Luther King, Jr's Letter from Birmingham Jail. Below is an excerpt from an email we sent to them explaining the rationale behind the assignment:

The reason we ask you to read and discuss this letter is manifold. First, we want to remind you of those values of liberty, equality, and justice for which King gave his life. We want you to cultivate your moral fiber. Second, we want you to understand the power of a sharp intellect combined with effective rhetoric to persuade. Third, we want you to know that you have to be brave and to act to bring the change you want to see in the world. That combination of a strong moral core, a clarity of mind, and the bravery to act makes for a great human being.

It is only fitting that we post this today for today is the day that we celebrate America. We encourage everyone to pay homage to our country by reading and reflecting on King's immortal words which has so poignantly consecrated our founding values.

Happy Fourth of July.

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[Update July 9]
Thanks Angelo!

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Every Saturday during our PreProBono Fellowship Program, we invite a Guest Speaker - a young lawyer or law student - to tell stories about law school and legal work with a public interest focus. The goal is to champion public interest law. Because it's awesome.

7Sagers, PreProBonors, and Pre-Law students everywhere, meet Francesca Butnick!


Francesca earned her B.A. from Columbia University in 2007 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2010.

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7Sage is proud to run for a second year the PreProBono Fellowship, a 501(c)3 non-profit program.  PreProBono's mission is also to make high quality education more accessible.

The Fellowship Program provides in person LSAT classes to 10 pre-law students who come from minority or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Fellowship then moves onto essay editing and law school admissions consulting. We give the Fellows everything they need to earn acceptance to the top law schools in the country. Most importantly, we bring in a wide array of public interest guest speakers every Saturday evening to nurture our Fellows' strong interest in public interest law.

After the Fellows are successfully admitted to law school, the program comes full circle when they return to PreProBono & 7Sage to help nurture the next year's Fellows.

All of this is provided to the Fellows for free.

Alan and I are proud to have 7Sage donate our instructor's time, LSAT expertise, classroom, and the full content of all our courses to the PreProBono 2012 Fellows. We are pleased to introduce:

Amanda Weingarten
PreProBono Fellow, Fordham University 2012, Political Science

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