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Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono
Duke University School of Law
210 Science Dr
Box 90360
Durham, NC 27708-0360
Fax: 919.613.9001

  • Stella A. Boswell

    Stella A. Boswell

    Assistant Dean, Public Interest and Career Development, Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono

    Phone: 919-613-8530

    Stella Boswell directs the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono.  The Office promotes values of service and community leadership for all students and the broader Duke Law community.  Through the Pro Bono Program, the Office partners with nonprofit advocacy groups, government entities and private attorneys to provide law related work in a broad array of areas, thus giving law students the opportunity to develop their legal skills while in service to others.  The Office also: (1) oversees the law school’s public interest funding for summer internships, interview travel and conferences; (2) initiates and supports public interest programming and events, including an annual public interest retreat, a speakers’ series, and a public interest and pro bono recognition dinner; and (3) administers and provides structure for the Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law.

  • Kim Burrucker

    Kim Burrucker

    Director, Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono

    Phone: 919-613-7008

    Kim Burrucker is the Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono, and manages the Duke Law Pro Bono Project. Kim works with Duke’s many student-led pro bono groups to facilitate opportunities for community pro bono legal service, as well as coordinates student externship placements with North Carolina public defender, district attorney and legal aid offices. Kim also manages the finances of the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, and of the Public Interest Law Foundation.

  • Catherine Davis

    Catherine Davis

    Public Interest & Pro Bono Office, Coordinator

    Phone: 919-613-8539

Other key administrators with public interest roles are:

  • John Ahlers, Assistant Director of Financial Aid administers the Loan Assistance Program