32nd Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Retreat

Registration for the 32nd Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Retreat is open and spots are filling!


This year's theme is: “Resistance: Our Human Rights Are Under Attack:  How do we use our JDs as a weapon against injustice?”


Cost: $195 (includes retreat fees, lodging, and all meals/food).


What: The Robert M. Cover Retreat brings together law students, academics and practitioners committed to public interest to share their experiences, network and reinvigorate their commitment to this important work.

The weekend is filled with exciting discussions and workshops on reproductive justice, environmental justice, police accountability, criminal justice, gender identity advocacy, activism and many other interesting topics.


Registration Deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019.

A flyer/poster about the retreat is available at the Retreat website.


Travel and Carpool:


Start/End Times:  Students should aim to arrive at the Retreat Site between 4:00-5:30 PM on Friday, Feb 22nd. The Retreat will end at 12 PM noon on Sunday, Feb 24th.


If a student has travel questions, please contact Ben Smilowitz (smilowitzlaw@gmail.com).


*Carpools can only be arranged for arrival before and departure after specific times - check with Ben before booking*


Note: Students should check with Ben before booking flights or trains (if they want a carpool arranged) to confirm that they are arriving early enough on Friday or departing late enough on Sunday to get rides to/from the Retreat site.


Plane: Students can fly to Manchester (MHT), Boston (BOS), or Hartford (BDL). We'll help students find carpools from those airports.


Train: Students can take trains to Hartford or Springfield and join carpools from either location.


Car: We expect multi-school carpools will depart from Boston, NYC, Hartford, New Haven, and Springfield. Possibly DC, too.


The 32nd Annual Cover Retreat is being organized by students from Western New England University School of Law and sponsored by Yale Law School and Society of American Law Teachers (SALT).


Students can register HERE. https://law.yale.edu/32nd-annual-robert-m-cover-retreat



Funding is available through the conference itself, but also students may apply for the PDO Professional Development Fund to help offset costs.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rochelle R. McCain, Director of Public Interest and Government Relations at rochelle.mccain@law.pitt.edu , 412.648.1051, or stop by 220E.