Fellows

Fellow & Organization
 
Year

Alice Abrokwa

Harvard Law School
The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for
Mental Health Law
Washington, DC
Direct representation, impact litigation and advocacy to ensure that students with disabilities, especially mental disabilities, in Washington, D.C. charter schools receive needed services in inclusive educational settings.
2014

Robyn Bitner

University of Virginia School of Law
Advocates for Children of New York
New York, NY
Direct representation, community outreach and policy advocacy to strengthen access to early childhood education for preschoolers experiencing homelessness.
2014

Samuel Brandao

Tulane University School of Law
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
New Orleans, LA
Direct representation, policy advocacy and caseworker training to protect disabled, poor tenants from housing discrimination.
2014

Carl Charles

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
American Civil Liberties Union - LGBT Project
New York, NY
Direct representation, community education and policy advocacy for low-income youth who transgress gender norms to ensure safe housing placement, and health care access in homeless shelters, foster care settings and juvenile justice facilities.
2014

Peter Chen

Yale Law School
Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Advocacy for early education and intervention rights of children ages 0-5 by educating parents of their rights, identifying obstacles to use, and providing direct legal assistance and policy advocacy to lower those obstacles.
2014

Marion Donovan-Kaloust

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
Los Angeles, CA
Direct representation of undocumented, abused, abandoned or neglected children facing the juvenile justice system. Will also provide community education, outreach, collaboration and monitoring.
2014

Jan Fox

Washington and Lee University School of Law
Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Georgetown, DE
Direct legal representation of immigrant victims of domestic violence in Sussex and Kent Counties on matters involving protection orders, custody, divorce, housing and public benefits.
2014

Melissa Friedman

Harvard Law School
The Legal Aid Society
New York, NY
Advocacy to preserve foster youth's rights to permanency and expediency of placement. The project will proceed on three levels: direct representation, resource creation to facilitate cases in other jurisdictions, and policy advocacy.
2014

Audrey Gilliam

University of Chicago Law School
National Immigrant Justice Center
Chicago, IL
Will secure legal protection for victims of human trafficking, train law enforcement and social service providers to identify and properly refer victims and expand favorable precedent for trafficking victims through litigation.
2014

Jason Glick

Yale Law School
New York Legal Assistance Group
New York, NY
Direct representation, community education and impact litigation to empower low-income, Spanish- and Mandarin-speaking New Yorkers to combat and be free from fraudulent and deceptive business practices by predatory for-profit schools.
2014

Sarah Hess

John Marshall Law School
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Chicago, IL
Will promote child and community wellness by implementing a medical-legal partnership for Erie Health Center's Spanish-speaking population.
2014

Maren Hulden

Columbia University School of Law
Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance
Minneapolis, MN
Will advocate on behalf of students placed in or at risk of placement in the most segregated special education settings in school districts across Minnesota.
2014

Jessica Levin

Harvard Law School
Education Law Center
Newark, NJ
Advocacy to create New Jersey's first English Language Learner project to represent and advocate for low-income ELL students in Education Law Center's priority areas, particularly special education, student discipline, bullying and school admissions.
2014

Karen Lindell

Vanderbilt University Law School
Juvenile Law Center
Philadelphia, PA
Advocacy to meet the transition and treatment needs of dependent and delinquent youth ages 14-21 with disabilities, through representation, impact litigation and training so that they can become successful adults.
2014

Dermot Lynch

Yale Law School
Colorado Legal Services
Denver, CO
Direct representation and community education to empower exploited sheep and cattle herders on Colorado's Western Slope to vindicate their legal rights.
2014

Lindsay Nash

Yale Law School
American Civil Liberties Union -
Immigrants' Rights Project
New York, NY
Will challenge discrimination against immigrant youth brought to the United States as children, who are commonly known as "Dreamers," in education and employment through direct representation, impact litigation, public education and advocacy.
2014

Jared Nicholson

Harvard Law School
Northeast Legal Aid
Lawrence, MA
Provision of transactional legal services, focused on community economic development, to low-income entrepreneurs and small businesses in Lawrence and Lynn, Mass., to fight poverty and promote growth.
2014

Aadhithi Padmanabhan

Yale Law School
New York Civil Liberties Union
New York, NY
Provision of community education, litigation and advocacy to enforce labor rights and prevent sexual harassment of female farm workers in Western New York.
2014

Gillian Quandt

Yale Law School
Centro Legal de la Raza
Oakland, CA
Will establish a medical-legal partnership to provide integrated comprehensive legal services to the low-income, Spanish-speaking working immigrant community in the East Bay. Will establish an on-site legal clinic at La Clinica de la Raza.
2014

Jessica Rubin-Wills

New York University School of Law
Youth Advocacy Foundation - EdLaw Project
Boston, MA
Will provide education advocacy for young children in the Massachusetts child welfare system to ensure that they receive services to address developmental delays early in life and enter kindergarten with a strong foundation for educational success.
2014

Julia Simon-Mishel

University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Philadelphia, PA
Direct representation of low-wage workers fighting against wage theft and the unjust denial of unemployment compensation benefits. Will also provide educational materials, targeted outreach and monthly clinics at community centers.
2014

Emily Soli

University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
DNA - People's Legal Services
Window Rock, AZ
Provision of comprehensive legal services to victims of domestic violence in the most underserved areas of the Navajo Nation. Will collaborate with medical providers and community organizations to maximize project reach.
2014

Ariel Stevenson

Yale Law School
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Los Angeles, CA
Will provide direct representation to low-income immigrant workers in tax controversy cases, including negotiating offers and compromise, representing clients in collection due process hearings and requesting audit reconsideration, among other services. Will also develop language-appropriate education programs and materials to increase the tax literacy of low-income immigrant communities.
2014

Nicolle Vasquez

Northeastern University School of Law
Domestic Violence Action Center
Honolulu, HI
Provision of legal representation and outreach services to women affected by domestic violence or sexual assault in the military.  Will include active service members, military dependents and veterans.
2014

Eli Wade-Scott

Harvard Law School
Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF)
Chicago, IL
Direct representation of low-income tenants in Cook County whose health is threatened by their landlords' failure to maintain their units in accordance with the law. Will collaborate with community organizations and medical providers to leverage individual cases for systemic change.
2014

Lee Wang

Georgetown University Law Center
Immigrant Defense Project
New York, NY
Advocacy to protect children from the effects of family breakup by providing legal assistance and advocacy to the U.S. citizen children of immigrant parents who face detention and deportation.
2014

Theresa Zhen

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
A New Way of Life Reentry Project
Los Angeles, CA
Assist persons who have past criminal records to remove barriers to employment and ensure success at reentering society through direct representation, affirmative litigation, community education and policy advocacy.
2014

Melanie Zuch

Harvard Law School
Covenant House New York
New York, NY
Direct representation to homeless and runaway youth to mitigate the civil consequences of past convictions, so that they can gain access to employment, affordable housing, education and welfare benefits.
2014