Public interest lawyers are generally a devoted group, but Lauren Burke ’09 displays a dedication far beyond the norm. After Hurricane Sandy hit, she convinced her roommates to share their Brooklyn apartment with an immigrant family of five whose home had been flooded. This act of generosity does not seem extreme to Burke, however. “Randy Hertz’s Juvenile Defender Clinic taught me not to be afraid of doing things that people think are crazy, if your client needs it,” Burke says.
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