Amy McCoullough (Class of 1998)
I assist low-income Alaskans in a variety of housing matters, including defending eviction actions, obtaining safe & sanitary housing, obtaining redress for violation of their housing rights, and preventing foreclosures/repossessions of mobile homes.
In addition, I am involved in a number of large-impact cases and targeted community outreach. Because the Landlord/Tenant laws are still evolving in Alaska, we have the unique opportunity to affect positive change by strengthening the rights of all tenants in Alaska and providing "meaningful" access to justice for low-income tenants.
While an Evening Division student at NESL, I participated in the Lawyering Process Clinic, which presented a unique and invaluable experience to work in a public interest setting that provides a realistic view of the practice of public-interest law. I worked at the school's Clinical Law Office (CLO) and was supervised by a full-time faculty member. I highly recommend this clinic for any student interested in pursuing a public interest career.