Chicago-Kent College of Law

The following Chicago-Kent College of Law students have received fellowships from Equal Justice America. These fellowships are made possible by contributions from Chicago-Kent alumni. With continued support from the alumni, we look forward to putting many more Chicago-Kent law students and graduates to work providing vitally needed legal assistance to the poor.

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(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 summer working as an Equal Justice America Fellow was an amazing experience. I interned at Center for Disability & Elder Law. In that position, I got to see how a dedicated nonprofit legal organization serves the indigent and disabled of its community. I attained a variety of legal experience, and I became increasingly passionate about legally serving the indigent.”– Bridget Flynn, Chicago-Kent College of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2018

Summer 2018
  • Maya Avci worked at Greater Boston Legal Services.
  • Bridget Flynn worked at the Center for Disability and Elder Law in Chicago.
  • Ben Jackson worked at Upsolve in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Nicole Young worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago.
Summer 2017
  • Naomi Frisch and Rebecca Spira worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago.

  • Gianna Gizzi worked at Equip for Equality in Chicago.

  • Carl Sessions worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing in Chicago.

Spring 2017
  • Loren Gutierrez worked at the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago.
Summer 2016
Spring 2016
  • Kendra Spearman worked at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Self-Help Web Center in Chicago.
Fall 2015
  • Kendra Spearman worked at the Lawndale Christian Legal Center in Chicago.
Summer 2015
  • Caitlin Ajax and Loren Gutierrez worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation.

  • Jenelle Dame and Lydia Ness worked at Cabrini Green Legal Aid in Chicago.
Summer 2014
Summer 2013
  • Danielle Cary worked at Equip for Equality.
  • Stephanie Ridella worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
  • Kendra Spearman worked at the Lawndale Christian Legal Center.
Spring 2013
  • Rachel Brady worked at Equip for Equality.
Summer 2012
  • Nora Gustafson worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
  • Stephanie Ridella worked at the Center for Disability and Elder Law in Chicago.
  • Michael Wood worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Spring 2012
  • Fernando Colon worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
  • Holli Dobler worked at the Center for Economic Progress in Chicago.
Summer 2011
  • Veronica Cortez worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
  • Ashley Olson worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Summer 2010
  • Charles (Matt) Alva worked at Equip for Equality.
  • Ben Kidder worked at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
  • Michaela Muresan worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Summer 2009
  • Alison Downs worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
  • Thaddeus Goodchild worked at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic in Chicago.
Fall 2008
  • Yin Xuan Guo worked at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic in Chicago.
  • Anna Lusero worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.

“My time at [the Legal Assistance Foundation] was a personal and professional experience that I will value forever. I learned about people, the law, economics, and how the medical field intersects with the law. This internship solidified in my mind that public interest law is what I want to practice in the future. There is nothing more valuable than hearing a heartfelt thank you from a worried mom or a hug from a client who knows that you did your absolute best for them. I love using the skills I have learned to fight for our most vulnerable citizens and I plan to do that for the remainder of my career. Thank you for helping me pursue my dreams and equip me with support to help Chicago.”– Lindsay Ayers, Chicago-Kent College of Law, EJA Summer Felllow 2016

Summer 2008
  • Alison Downs worked at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic in Chicago.
  • Katrice Hall worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
  • Ruth Lopez worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Summer 2007
  • Micah Hamstra worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
  • LaVonne Meyer worked at the Public Justice Center in Baltimore.
Summer 2006
  • Jill Roberts worked at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic.
Fall 2005
  • LaTina Norman worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Summer 2005
Fall 2004
  • LaTina Norman worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Summer 2004
  • Melissa Loh worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Summer 2003
  • Meehye Do worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Summer 2001
  • Theresa Gavin worked at the Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation.
  • Esperanza Rivera worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Fall 2000
  • Jaime Smith worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Spring 1999
  • Nancy Dove worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Fall 1999
  • Tammy Evans worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.