Law Center Updates

Law Center’s Sonja Kerr Testifies before SRC to Protect Special Education Services

On May 31, 2011 Law Center Director of Disabilities Rights Sonja Kerr testified before the School Reform Commission (SRC) about the potential negative effects of the School District of Philadelphia’s proposed budget cuts from the special education budget.

Sonja Kerr Urges SRC to Fight for More Money

On February 16, 2011, the Law Center’s Sonja Kerr joined parents and other advocates in imploring the School Reform Commission (SRC) to fight the state for more money for the School District of Philadelphia instead of accepting deep budget cuts. Ms. Kerr testified about the devastating effects the proposed cuts to school psychologists and nurses […]

Public Interest Law Center Joins Philadelphia Education Fund And Others In Call To Support School Funding

In response to cuts of $1 billion from funding for basic education in Governor Corbett’s proposed budget, the Law Center has joined with the Philadelphia Education Fund and twelve other advocacy groups calling on state officials to maintain strong funding for Pennsylvania school districts.

Lehigh University’s 40th Annual Education Law Conference: The Evolution of a Revolution

Friday, May 11th, 2012

New Ex-Officio Members Join Board of Directors for 2012

The Law Center is pleased to welcome a new group of ex-officio members to our Board of Directors!

New Board Members Elected

The Law Center is pleased to welcome Jeffrey S. Moller, Aneesh A. Mehta, and Rachel Gallegos to our Board of Directors!

Law Center Welcomes New Fellow, Launches Community Garden Initiative to Provide Legal Aid to Urban Growers

In September 2011, attorney and long-time community organizer Amy Laura Cahn joined the Law Center to launch the Garden Justice Legal Initiative, an effort to provide pro bono legal support, advocacy, and policy research to community gardens and urban farmers in Philadelphia’s communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, and historically disinvested neighborhoods. The initiative […]

New Board Officers & Members

At its March 2011 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia elected Eric Rothschild to serve a term as Board Chair, and the Board elected Brian T. Feeney to serve as its Vice Chair. Mr. Rothschild is a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP and a member of the firm’s […]

Law Center Welcomes New Board Members

The Law Center is pleased to welcome Carlos S. Montoya and Joseph W. “Chip” Marshall, III to our Board of Directors. Mr. Montoya currently serves as Assistant General Counsel at ARAMARK Healthcare, and has also worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and clerked for the Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter. He is joining the Law […]

Sign Installed in Renovated Ned Wolf Park Commemorates Ned’s “Burning Passion for Social Justice”

In April, 2011 a sign was placed in Ned Wolf Park, located at the corner of Ellet and McCallum Streets, to commemorate the life and work of Edwin (Ned) C. Wolf, the Law Center’s first Executive Director. The park, located in Philadelphia’s West Mt. Airy neighborhood, was posthumously dedicated to Ned in 1979. The placement […]

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