University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall

The following University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall law students have received fellowships from Equal Justice America. These fellowships are made possible by contributions from Berkeley Law alumni. With continued support from the alumni, we look forward to putting many more Berkeley Law students 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.

Jay Cumberland

“Exploring creative theories that bring constitutional doctrines to life in order to protect highly vulnerable immigrant children has served as a powerful reminder that our Constitution is an organism that lives, breathes—and, most importantly, grows—within in our legal ecosystems. Although immigrant communities remain grossly under-protected under our Constitution, this legal research has only redoubled my commitment to advocating for new ways for constitutional principles to live and grow within the lattice of our immigration laws. In all, I have continued to develop my advocacy toolkit at Public Counsel, and remain ever-impassioned by the work. Thank you, Equal Justice America, for making this summer opportunity possible with the EJA Fellowship.” – Monica Ramsy, UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall, EJA Summer Fellow 2018

Summer 2018
Summer 2017
  • Jay Cumberland worked at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley.

  • Emily Friedman worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco.

  • Sara Hundt worked at Legal Aid at Work in San Francisco.

  • Hana Kommel worked at the Education Equity Project at the ACLU of Southern California in San Bernardino.

  • Paul Monge-Rodriguez worked at the Eviction Defense Collaborative in San Francisco.

  • Hannah Samson worked at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Edinburg.

Summer 2016
  • Lauren Gleason worked at the East Bay Children’s Law Offices in Oakland.
  • David Gomez, Rithika Kulathila, Claire Oxford and Richard Sims worked the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Ana Henderson-Arjona worked at Equal Rights Advocates in San Francisco.

  • Cory Hernandez worked at the Family Violence Appellate Project in Oakland.

  • Alexandria Salder worked at the Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles.

Summer 2015
Summer 2014
  • Lily Colby worked at the Child Advocacy Clinic in Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Seth Lyons worked at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia.
  • Evelina Nava worked at Public Advocates in San Francisco.
  • Zarah Rahman worked at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates in Oakland.
  • Tim Shadix worked at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice.
  • Laura Smith worked at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.
Summer 2013
  • Alexx Campbell worked at Tenants Together in San Francisco.
  • Samia Hossain worked at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York.
  • Anna Kastner worked at the Family Violence Law Center in Oakland, CA.
  • Bryan Lopez workrf at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice.
  • Rebecca Popuch worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
Summer 2012
  • Anna Christensen worked at the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center in New Orleans.
  • Shana Heller worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.

  • Deep Jodhka worked at the National Employment Law Project in Berkeley, CA.

  • Amanda Karl worked at Equal Rights Advocates in San Francisco.

  • Emily Soli worked at DNA’s People’s Legal Services in Window Rock, AZ.

  • Olga Tomchin worked at the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco.

  • Samuel Welch worked at the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment in San Francisco.

Summer 2011
  • Audrey Barron worked at Advocates for Children of New York.
  • Erin Everett worked at Bay Area Legal Aid.
  • Ubaldo Fernandez worked at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.
  • Adam Ferrari worked at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.
  • Christine Ingram worked at the Children’s Law Center in Washington, DC.
  • Coreen Kopper worked at the Legal Aid Society in San Francisco.
  • Gregory Minor worked at Public Advocates in San Francisco.
  • Casey Schutte worked at Legal Services for Children in San Francisco.
Spring 2011
Summer 2010
  • Alesdair Ittelson worked Greater Boston Legal Services.
  • Zoe Loftus-Farren, Lea Nehme, Sudeep Simkhada and Karina Smith worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Sarah Martin worked at Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland, CA.
  • Casey Schutte worked at the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, CA.
Fall 2009
  • Gregory Minor worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
Summer 2009
Summer 2008
  • Anne Abramowitz worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Benjamin Botts worked at the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco.
  • Samika Boyd worked at New Orleans Legal Assistance.
  • Jenna Grambort worked at Bay Area Legal Aid.
  • Anna Krieger worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco.
Summer 2007
  • Melinda Pilling worked at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley.
  • Jamie Rowen worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco.
  • Sarah Webb worked at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children in San Francisco.
Summer 2006
  • Angela Hollowell-Fuentes worked at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco.
  • Katherine Kasameyer worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Heather McGhee worked at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City.

“I am writing to say thank you for providing funds to support my summer work with the Community Economic Justice Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center. My work this summer on sustainable economic development cemented my desire to pursue a career in the field. I know that my mind would have strayed from the work if I had to request emergency loans from the law school to fund the second half of my summer; the Equal Justice America Fellowship I received kept that anxiety at bay.” –Jay Cumberland, UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall, EJA Summer Fellow 2017

Summer 2005
  • Andrea Cortinas worked at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Noah Metheny worked at the Positive Resource Center in San Francisco.
Summer 2004
  • Sara Abidisedeh worked at the Fair Housing Law Project in San Jose.
  • Sumin Joo worked at Legal Assistance for Seniors in Oakland.
  • Noah Metheny worked at the Positive Resource Center.
  • Philip Milestone worked at the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco.
  • Lindsay Nako worked at Equal Rights Advocates in San Francisco.
  • Lillian Hardy worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco.
Summer 2003
  • Christina J. Brown worked at the Mental Health Advocacy Project.
  • Kate Hallward, Michael Lucas and Michelle Roberts worked at the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco.
  • Sonya Lebsack worked at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in Boston.
  • Michael Lucas worked at Bay Area Legal Aid.
Summer 2002
  • Nancy Jean Doig worked at the National Center for Youth Law in San Francisco.
  • Michael Froelich and Kimber Rodgers worked at the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco.
  • Olivia Horgan worked at La Razo Centro Raza in San Francisco.
  • Mary Beth Kaufman and Joel Young worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Edith Kinney worked at the General Assistance Advocacy Project in San Francisco.
  • Mohammad Walizadeh worked at the Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles.
Summer 2001
  • Bhavna Daryanani worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Lisa Frydman worked at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center.
  • Marla Kendall worked at the Homeless Action Center in Berkeley.
  • Jennifer Kim and Lisa Lee worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
  • Diba Rastegar worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.
Summer 2000
  • Michelle Lilienfeld worked at the Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles.
  • Josephine Yeh worked at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
  • Jill Tabachnick worked at the National Center for Youth Law.
  • Elisa Della-Piana worked at the Coalition on Homelessness in San Francisco.
Fall 1999
  • Jora Thu Trang worked at the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation.
  • Jeff Becherer worked at the San Francisco Legal Aid Society.
Summer 1999
  • Katrina Vinograd worked at the National Center for Youth Law.
  • Rachel Scheinberg worked at Public Counsel Law Center.
Spring 1999
  • Catherine Augustson worked at the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation.
Fall 1998
  • Sue Parks worked at the Berkeley Community Law Center.
  • Bryan Eagan worked at the San Francisco Legal Aid Society.
Summer 1998
  • Joel Mason worked at California Rural Legal Services.
Summer 1997
  • Sarah Price worked at the National Center for Youth Law.
  • Rashad Ibrahim worked at the Berkeley Community Law Center.
Summer 1996
  • Kristin Weber worked at the National Center for Youth Law.
Spring 1996
  • Kristin Weber worked at the National Center for Youth Law.
Fall 1995
  • Enrique Gallardo and Gena LoPresto Sluga worked at the National Center for Youth Law.