Assistant Dean for Pro Bono and Public Interest
Susan Feathers
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Susan J. Feathers,  an experienced public interest lawyer and administrator with 28 years of experience,  is the Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono at the Rutgers Newark Law School campus.  

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Susan J. Feathers is the Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono at the Rutgers Newark Law School campus where she oversees a variety of public interest program.     During her time at Rutgers Law,    Feathers has assisted in developing a range of public interest initiatives, including public interest career counseling,    service-learning,  and public interest fellowships,  in collaboration with Associate Dean Friedman, Jill who oversees public interest and pro bono at both campuses.   Feathers prior experience includes serving as the Executive Director of the Stanford Law School Levin Center for Public Interest,  the Director of the Penn Public Interest Program (now the"Toll"  Center),   and the first Director of public interest career counseling and programming at Yale Law School.       She began her career in legal academics as a Clinical Fellow at Hofstra Law School, where she supervised law students in the Criminal Defense and Constitutional  Litigation Clinics.        Her legal experience includes serving as an Associate Appellate Counsel at the Legal Aid Society,  Criminal Appeals Burea.      She received her B.A. and M.A. in Sociology,  summa cum laude,   from the University of Pennsylvania where she was was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.    She received her J.D. from Northeastern Law School in 1987.    





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  • Poverty Law