Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat

Every year, public interest law students, professors, and practitioners gather together at the Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat to network, strategize, and socialize in a beautiful, secluded setting. The retreat brings to life the vision of Robert Cover, a Yale Law School professor and social change activist. Cover’s vision encompassed four principal goals:
1) to connect students with common goals and interests from across the country;
2) to create a network of professors, peers, and practitioners for students headed toward careers in public interest;
3) to provide a forum for discussions about change and growth pertaining to public interest law; and
4) to provide a platform for change in the public interest sector and perceptions about public interest law.

Schedule of Events
Friday, February 26
12:00 pm Arrival and Check-in
6:30-8:00 pm Dinner, Introduction and short film
9:00 pm Party in Main Lounge

Saturday, February 27
8:00 am Breakfast/ Introduction
9:00 am Breakout Session 1
10:45 am Breakout Session 2
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm FREE TIME
4:00 pm Panel on “Surviving Public Interest”
5:00 pm Breakout Session 3
6:30 pm Dinner/Roundtables
7:30 pm Keynote
9:00 pm Party

Sunday, February 28
8:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am Breakout Session 4
11:00 am Closing Thoughts

The total cost for the weekend is $125 per person and includes all meals and lodging. Participants can either bring their own linens or rent them from Camp Sargent. The early registration deadline is February 11, 2010. Students may register up until February 20, 2010 however the late registration fee is $150.

To register, fill out the form and mail it to Maria Chvirko at Yale Law School or go to

Also join the Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat group on Facebook.