Cardozo School of Law
The following Cardozo School of Law students have received fellowships from Equal Justice America. These fellowships are made possible by contributions from Cardozo alumni. With continued support from the alumni, we look forward to putting many more Cardozo law students and graduates to work providing vitally needed legal assistance to the poor.
(Equal Justice America is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation unaffiliated with any law school.)
Please click the links below to read more about the students’ EJA Fellowships.
“My supervising attorneys have been such positive catalysts behind my experiences and I truly have gained so much wisdom from observing their lawyering practices. Although I have learned so many things over the course of the summer, one of the greatest lessons I have learned is the meaning behind genuine empathy. When people tell you that they had a stroke, have a disability, or have a frightening diagnosis, it’s extremely easy to offer sympathy without really being able to relate to them. After being exposed to various kinds of legal hardships on people who really should only be worrying about the severity of their diagnoses, I gained a greater understanding about what it means to be empathetic to someone in need. Working with NYLAG this summer has helped confirm my passion in law and commitment to helping other people.” – Ariel Cox, Cardozo School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2018
- Benjamin Baker and Astha Sharma worked at the New York Legal Assistance Group in New York City.
- Steven Kestel worked at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A.
- Elise Benninghofen worked at The Family Center in New York City.
- Stanislav Skarbo worked at the New York Legal Assistance Group.
- Kevann Gardner worked at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund in New York City.
- Adam Panopoulos worked at Farmworker Legal Services of New York.
“My experience at Brooklyn Legal Services Corp A was phenomenal. I gained valuable experience in the legal field. My legal research and writing skills improved by a wide margin. Getting assignments every week, with specific legal questions posed towards our cases, forced me to critically research all the relevant statues and cases and apply them towards our case. Working with a group of interns on these assignments also helped me understand the value of teamwork. Getting things done was more interesting and efficient with a group of highly intelligent and driven team members.” – Steven Kestel, Cardozo School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2016
- Chan Moon worked at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A.
- Darcy Hirsh worked at the Legal Aid Society of New York City.
- Melissa Bond worked at the New York Legal Assistance Group.
- Lauren Deutsch Worked at the Center for Family Representation in New York City.
- Jennifer Norris worked at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Los Angeles.
- Patrick Runkle worked at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A.