Boalt Students Honored for Social Justice Fellowships
On Tuesday, February 24, Boalt will host a reception honoring five students who have recently received post-graduate fellowships to work in areas of social justice. Karla Hampton ’04, Amy Levine ’04 and Jennifer Troia ’04 were awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowships, which are given to law students and lawyers who are working to provide more Americans with effective access to the justice system. Hampton will work with the Legal Aid Society of D.C. to improve healthcare access to the uninsured by reducing barriers to enrollment and expanding underutilized programs. Levine will be at Oakland’s Protection & Advocacy Inc., working to improve the educational and mental health status of foster children with special needs in Alameda County. Troia will work with the Youth Law Center in San Francisco to protect the legal rights of foster youth in California’s group homes.
Alex Lee ’04 received a Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship from the Justice Fund of the Open Society Institute. The Justice Fund supports individuals working to reduce the nation's over reliance on policies of punishment and incarceration and restore discretion and fairness to the U.S. criminal justice system. Lee will work at Justice Now in Oakland on behalf of incarcerated transgender individuals who experience, or are at risk of experiencing, discrimination, harassment and abuse while in custody.
Will Miller ’04 was awarded the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law’s (NCPL) Fellowship in Non-Profit Law to work at New York University’s Office of General Counsel. NCPL Fellows are selected for their scholarship, leadership and commitment to practicing in the field of nonprofit law. Miller will work closely with the General Counsel and Secretary, and his staff of eight attorneys, on legal issues facing the University.
There reception will be held in Goldberg Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Students, faculty and past fellowship recipients are invited to attend. For more information, contact Erin Campbell at 510-643-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.