The G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence Program is endowed and supported by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust. The purpose of the program is to bring outstanding legal scholars, practitioners, and advocates from the field of public service to the Law School to foster discussion of issues related to public interest law, to raise the profile of lawyers working in this area, and to encourage students to view public service as an honored and expected part of every legal career.
Kathryn S. Fuller, '76, chair of the Ford Foundation and former president of the World Wildlife Fund, was the inaugural G. Rollie White Scholar.
Marie-Therese Connolly, MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow and advocate for the elderly, visited the Law School in 2013, and Douglas Laycock, one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars and advocates, visited in 2014.
The Justice Center thanks the G. Rollie White Trust for the generous gift that created the public interest scholar in residence program.
Doug Laycock lectures on Government Prayer and the First Amendment: Town of Greece v. Galloway
MT Connolly lectures on How Change Happens: the Fight for Elder Justice in the U.S.