Our mission at the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center is to guide and support the next generation of UVA Law’s public service attorneys. We do this through highly individualized counseling, programs that expose students to public service practice, and an unparalleled level of financial resources to launch public service careers.
Between our three counselors, we bring experience in legal aid, public defense and government work, as well as a deep knowledge of the public-sector market. We also direct a broad portfolio of fellowship and scholarship programs, including Public Interest Law Association (PILA) grants, the Powell Fellowship in Legal Services, the Robert F. Kennedy ’51 Public Service Fellowships, the Virginia Public Service Scholarships, and the Virginia Public Interest Interviewing Program. Contact us anytime with your questions or ideas about public service at email@example.com.
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ASSISTANT DEAN FOR PUBLIC SERVICE; DIRECTOR, MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE CENTER
Annie Kim leads the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center at the Law School. She previously worked as in-house counsel for Virginia local governments in Henrico and Albemarle counties. She has served in many leadership positions with the Virginia State Bar and the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia. Bio and Contact
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Amanda Yale represented disabled children as a legal aid attorney in her former practice, as well as clerking for federal courts in New York. Bio and Contact
W. Lawton Tufts
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE
As a former public defender, Lawton Tufts represented hundreds of indigent defendants in misdemeanor and felony trials, while also assisting in hiring and supervising interns for the office. Bio and Contact
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Andrew Broaddus administers programs and helps students as part of both the Public Service Center and the Pro Bono Program. Bio and Contact