Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, July 10, 2015

Paberzs makes public service a career

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2005 alum Alan Paberzs is featured in an article on the Morgridge Center for Public Service.

As director of development for Northwestern University’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, Paberzs helps ensure underserved and underrepresented populations receive legal services from skilled, ethical, and reform-minded lawyers.

The clinic trains lawyers while serving people who need legal help, including teenagers tangled in an unjust juvenile legal system and entrepreneurs in need of affordable legal advice. As Northwestern’s law students gain unparalleled hands-on, real-world experience, they dramatically improve the lives of those they serve.

Paberzs started at Bluhm as its director of financial operations after he completed his Master of Public Affairs degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs. He became director of development in 2012.

He says the job is “the perfect kind of manifestation of the Wisconsin Idea. ... The boundaries of the classroom here are clearly not limited. The campus community in Chicago extends across the country, across the world. I’m just proud to be part of that.”

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