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Advancing Liberty Through Pro Bono Work

May 2002

Advancing Liberty Through Pro Bono Work

Upon finishing his federal court clerkship, Mark set off into private practice, intending to contribute to the cause of liberty throughout his career.

And he is off to a great start. Mark was recently awarded a plaque from his firm, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. In under two years at the firm, Mark has managed to rack up almost 400 hours of pro bono time, the majority of them for IJ cases! Time and again, Mark has been a resource to IJ in almost all pillars of our litigation: writing an amicus brief in IJ’s school choice case before the U.S. Supreme Court, taking on a portion of an eminent domain case in New York, and participating in moot court for IJ’s economic liberty argument before the Sixth Circuit.

Mark is a testament to the importance of the Human Action Network and the impact it can have in furthering the mission of IJ. Thanks and congratulations, Mark!

We at IJ have always known that Mark Chenoweth is an amazing talent. Since he attended our law student conference in the summer of 1997 as a student at the University of Chicago, Mark has been one of the most engaged members of the Human Action Network. Along with fellow HAN member Jim Ho, Mark was the genesis of IJ’s Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School, pitching the program after recognizing the need for pro-entrepreneurial clinical opportunities at the law school.

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