St. John’s University School of Law
The following St. John’s University School of Law students have received fellowships from Equal Justice America. These fellowships are made possible by contributions from St. John’s School of Law alumni. With continued support from the alumni, we look forward to putting many more St. John’s 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.
“Even though I had immigration experience prior to this internship, I firmly believe that I have grown as a future attorney and that my knowledge of immigration law has expanded tenfold. Throughout the school year I will be working at Catholic Charities while I participate in the Immigration and Refugee Litigation Clinic. I am eager to continue the cases I have been able to work on this summer and to see how their cases unfold throughout the school year. Without this fellowship, I would not have been able to travel back and forth from work, immigration court, and family court. Thanks to this opportunity at Catholic Charities, I am sure now more than ever that both my passion and my future are in immigration law.” –Samantha Chasworth, St. Johns University School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2016
Amanda Tagore worked at the New York Legal Assistance Group.
- Samantha Chasworth worked at Immigration Legal Serivces at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.
- Tristan Polland worked at the New York Legal Assistance Group.
- Quinn Rowan worked at the New York Legal Assistance Group.
- Edmund Witter worked at the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project in New York City.
- Richard Brodt worked at the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York.
- Michael Pantina worked at Greater Boston Legal Services.
- Angel Marshall worked at the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
- Amanda Golob worked at Queens Legal Services.
- James Vandette worked at Queens Legal Services.
- Melanie Shui worked at Greater Boston Legal Services.
- Jennifer Benischek worked at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A.
- Usman Nawaz and Benlliam Soo-Hoo worked at the Pace Law School Battered Women’s Justice Center in White Plains, NY.
- Rhona Bork worked at Westchester-Putnam Legal Services.
- Maria Sciortino worked at the Legal Aid Society in New York City.
- James Cummings worked at Alaska Legal Services.
- Cynthia Evans worked at the Legal Aid Society of New York City.
- Carol Cheng worked at MFY Legal Services in New York City.