Northwestern University School of Law



Equal Justice America has awarded a two-year $130,000 Immigration Fellowship to Northwestern law graduate Lauren Dana, who began working in September at the Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) in Chicago.

Lauren Dana

“I am beyond grateful to Equal Justice America for the opportunity to launch my career as a public interest attorney specializing in immigration at LAF. Most of my clients navigate their lives without documentation or status. Many are subjected to unfair labor practices, intimidation, and violence, and threatened with deportation by their employer, partner, or trafficker. My work providing Immigration relief will make my clients safer at work and at home, and will keep their families united.”
–Lauren Dana, Northwestern University (J.D. 2017) EJA Immigration Fellow, LAF Chicago

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To read more about Lauren Dana, her placement in the Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Practice Group at LAF and a letter from Diana White, LAF’s recently retired Executive Director, please click here.

To read her first Immigration Fellowship Report, please click here.

With continued support from the alumni, we look forward to putting more Northwestern law graduates to work providing vitally needed legal assistance to the poor.

The following Northwestern University School of Law students received fellowships from Equal Justice America. These fellowships were made possible by contributions from Northwestern University alumni.

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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.

Shannon Gross

“[Cabrini Green Legal Aid] is one of the great legal aids in Chicago. The work that they do is so important and greatly needed. The attorneys and staff there were inspiring in their sense of dedication to the work they do, and the ability to look years ahead in the future to change policies in Illinois and the country. I am proud to have been able to work with them and participate in their mission. Thank you for making it possible.” –Shannon Gross, Northwestern University School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2015

Spring 2017
  • Taylor Mullaney worked at Equip for Equality in Chicago..
Fall 2016
  • Taylor Swart worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago.
Summer 2015
Summer 2014
Summer 2013
  • Kevin Connor and Azadeh Hosseinian worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Summer 2012
  • Catherine Feeley worked at South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project in Harlingen, TX.
  • Rebecca Glisan worked at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid.
  • R. Brendan Mooney worked at Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc. in Portland.
  • Freya Riel worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Summer 2011
  • Rebecca Glisan worked at Equip for Equality.
  • Kyle Valenti worked at Central American Legal Assistance in Brooklyn.
Spring 2011
  • Alexis Mansfield worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Summer 2010
  • Clare Diegel worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
  • Kara Murphy worked the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago.
  • Kari Talbott worked at Equip for Equality.
Summer 2009
Summer 2008
  • Susan Abrams worked at the Bluhm Legal Clinic in Chicago.
  • Brandon Hart worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
  • Celine Janelle worked at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, AZ.
Summer 2007
  • Shauna-Kay Gooden worked at the Legal Aid Society of New York City.
  • Allison Miles-Lee worked at the Legal Aid Society of D.C.
  • Gwendolyn Ostrosky worked at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles.
Summer 2006
  • Brian Appel and David Harris worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
  • Lindsay Foye worked at the Whitman-Walker Clinic’s Legal Services Program in Washington, DC.
  • Allison Miles worked at Life Span Center for Legal Services in Chicago.
  • Kathryn Shelton worked at Bread for the City in Washington, DC.
Summer 2005
  • Margaret Robinson worked at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.
  • Sean Morales-Doyle worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Summer 2004
  • Kathryn McCollough worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
  • Marc Wilson worked at the Office of the Public Guardian in Chicago.
Summer 2003
  • Erin L. Lovell worked at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center in Denver, CO.
  • Gregory M. Luloff worked at the Children’s Law Center in Lynn, MA.
  • Navin K. Pant worked at Greater Boston Legal Services.
Summer 2002
  • Ed McKenna and Femi Solade worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Summer 2001
  • Marjie Nelsen and Liza Murcia worked at the Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation.
  • Melissa Wemstrom worked at the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago.
Fall 2000
  • Albert Acken worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
  • Cleo Kung worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Summer 2000
  • Michelle Guardino worked at the Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation.
  • Marjie Nelson worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Spring 2000
  • Cleo Kung and L. Kate Mitchell worked at Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation.
Summer 1999
  • Jennifer Smiley worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Spring 1999
  • Holly Travis worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Summer 1998
  • Heidi Hayes and Duncan Stevens worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Spring 1998
  • Mirna Torres worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Fall 1997
  • Jonathan Swain worked at the Chicago Legal Clinic.