The Program in Law and Public Affairs invites MPP/MPA students to join us for "Law in Public Service: Not Just for Lawyers," where our guest will be Mike Lee, Assistant District Attorney and Director of Legislation and Government Affairs in the Office of the District Attorney of Philadelphia.
Mr. Lee offers this summary of the conversation: "Culture is comprised of language beliefs, values and behaviors. As a the director of Government Affairs for the most progressive DA in the country, I explain policy decisions, work with elected officials, educate the public, and most importantly advocate for the advocates of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. My goal is to explain why culture change is necessary, and what the administration is doing to achieve culture change, and how culture change will increase public safety."
The “Law in Public Service” series provides an opportunity for policy students to engage in a single-table off-the-record conversation with experts in policy issues on the public agenda.
This event is by invitation only. If interested, RSVP here.
Attendance is limited and determined by the order of response. Any student who commits to attend must notify LAPA at least 24 hours in advance of the dinner if they will not attend, and/or should endeavor to find a substitute.
Mike Lee is Assistant District Attorney and Director of Legislation and Government Affairs in the Office of the District Attorney of Philadelphia. Lee co-founded Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equality, a non-profit organization that seeks justice for low-income individuals who have been in contact with the criminal justice system through programs that promote fair employment and criminal records expungement. He has been recognized for his contributions by the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, which provided PLSE with the 2017 Louis J. Goffman Award, and by the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, which honored him with the F. Sean Peretta Service Award in 2013. In March 2018, he was the keynote speaker for the first Law-Engaged Graduate Student Symposium at Princeton, “Unintended Consequences: The Promises and Perils of Criminal Justice Reform.” Lee attended the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University.