Southwestern Law School
The following Southwestern Law School students have received fellowships from Equal Justice America. These fellowships are made possible by contributions from Southwestern law alumni. With continued support from the alumni, we look forward to putting many more Southwestern law students 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 letters from the students and/or their supervisors on their EJA Fellowship experiences.
“I am taking away so much from my experience with Public Counsel. Working with homeless individuals and learning about the state of homelessness in my city was humbling and eye-opening. It was also extremely gratifying to connect with our clients, to have them open up to us about their struggles and about the hardships they regularly endure by being without regular shelter and minimal income.” –Krista Thayer, Southwestern Law School, EJA Summer Fellow 2016
- Michelle Park worked in the Homelessness Prevention Law Project at Public Counsel in Los Angeles.
- Aerica Siegel worked in the Community Development Project at Public Counsel.
- Timothy Sutton worked at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center in Los Angeles.
- Liz Gonzalez worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
- Jennifer Chang worked at The Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles.
- Matthew Brinton worked at BASTA, Inc. in Los Angeles.
- Jennifer Chang worked at The Alliance for Children’s Rights.
- Catherine Hall worked at the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center in Los Angeles.
- Julian Treves Sigal worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Karen Wallace worked at Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles.
- Chad Haes worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Stacy Marquez and Carla Topdjian worked at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles.
- Priya Verma worked at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law in Los Angeles.
- Soo Yun worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Vivian Bodey worked at the National Law Health Program in Los Angeles.
- Jennifer Felten worked at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.
- Lauren Liebes worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
- Samyra Chequer worked at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles.
- Sona Ashchia worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Ryann Nieves worked at the Legal Services Department of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.
- Christopher Norton worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Nicole Vafeades worked at Break the Cycle in Los Angeles.
- Blaine Noblett worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Kimberly Iopa worked at Dependency Court Legal Services in Monterey Park, CA.
- David Taub worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Connie Chu and Claudia Lopez worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
- Susannah Monk worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
- Nicole Keller worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
- Lana Khory and Tenagne Lemma worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Kris An worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Kristin Paige Kyle worked at the Inner City Law Center in Los Angeles.
- Bernard Granados worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.