This year, the Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will honor Professor Leonard Cavise, Director of the Center for Public Interest Law, with the Arthur Kinoy People’s Law Award at the annual NLG dinner on November 2, 2012. Professor Cavise is recognized for his commitment to the struggle for justice, global equality, and for his tireless mentorship of the next generation of People’s lawyers.
In addition to his national and international contributions to the fight for social justice, Professor Cavise has taught at DePaul University College of Law since 1983. At DePaul, he was a founding member of the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) and the Director of the Americas Program. In response to student requests, Professor Cavise founded DePaul’s Center for Public Interest (CPIL) in 2004. He is also founder and director of the Chiapas Human Rights Practicum, now in its fourteenth year. Additionally, Professor Cavise was instrumental in creating the Journal for Social Justice, the Pro Bono Community Service Initiative, and CPIL’s quarterly newsletter, The Advocate.
Reservations for the NLG Annual Dinner honoring Professor Cavise may be made here.