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 letters from the students and/or their supervisors on their EJA Fellowship experiences.

Lindsay Ayers

“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 2018
  • Maya Avci worked in the Immigration Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services.
  • Bridget Flynn worked at the Center for Disability and Elder Law in Chicago.
  • Ben Jackson worked as an Access to Justice Tech Fellow at Upsolve in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Nicole Young worked in the Immigrant and Worker’s Rights Group 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.
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.