For Your Information…

In the Fall of 1997, Equal Justice America began sponsoring the Yale Law School Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association (NHLAA).  The program puts Yale law students to work assisting battered women in obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders against their abusers.

Susan Garcia Nofi, the Director of NHLAA, calls the EJA sponsored TRO Project "one of the most successful student projects to come out of the law school" and "a demonstration project for law schools and legal services’ programs throughout the country.  It provides critical services to victims of domestic violence who come to the courthouse to file for orders of protection on their own.  This project is now considered to be a permanent part of the law school programming.”

Equal Justice America Fellowships for Yale law students and graduates are made possible by contributions from Yale Law School alumni.   With continued support from the alumni, we look forward to putting many more Yale law students and graduates to work providing vitally needed legal assistance to the poor. We need your help!

(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.

The following Yale Law Students have received Equal Justice America Fellowships:

Fall 2016/Spring 2017

  • Allison Douglis, Danielle Feuer, Yumehiko Hoshijima, Talya Presser, Lisa Wang and Erin van Wesenbeeck worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Summer 2016

  • Rachel Chung worked at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, CA.

Fall 2015/Spring 2016

  • Cassie Crockett, Melissa Legge, James Mandilk, Lisa Wang and Sarah Weiner workied at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2014/Spring 2015

Fall 2013/Spring 2014

Fall 2012/Spring 2013

  • Julia Freeland, Alicia LeVezu, Ming-Yee Lin, Emily Rock and Laura Zaragoza worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2012

  • Brigid Davis worked at the Michigan Clinical Law Program.

Fall 2011/Spring 2012

  • Julia Freeland, Shari Inniss-Grant, Rayma Kasturi, Ming-Yee Lin, and Marisa West worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2010/Spring 2011

  • Shari Inniss-Grant, Kenneth Jamison, Ramya Kasturi, Chelsea Purvis and Rebecca Scholtz worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2009/Spring 2010

  • Kaitlin Ainsworth, Kenneth Jamison, Chelsea Purvis and Kristin Shaffer worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2008

  • Hannah Benton, Class of 2008, began a two-year $80,000 post-graduate EJA Fellowship at the Center for Children's Advocacy in Hartford, CT.

Fall 2008/Spring 2009

  • Kaitlin Ainsworth, Jonathan Cochran, Ilana Gelfman and Caroline Gross worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2007/Spring 2008

  • Alexander Berlin, Ilana Gelfman, Erin Phillips and Smita Singh worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2006/Spring 2007

  • Alexander Berlin, Erin Bradrick, Hannah Jacobs, and Kristina Scurry worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2005/Spring 2006

  • Erin Bradrick, Raquiba Huq, Robin Preussel, and Samuel Wiseman worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Spring 2005

  • Amy Carroll, Class of 2004, received a two-year $80,000 post-graduate EJA Fellowship at MFY Legal Services in New York City.

Fall 2004 & Spring 2005

  • Gina Guariento, Abja Midha, Benjamin Novick, and Marc Silverman worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Spring 2004

  • Sheila Hayre, Class of 2002, received a two-year post-graduate EJA Fellowship at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2003/Spring 2004

  • Tina Charoenpong, Abigail Greene, Nancy Liao, and Limor Robinson worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2002/Spring 2003

  • Nola Breglio, Annie Harland, and Sarah Renee Holland worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 2001 & Spring 2002

  • Kimberly Brayton, Anjum Gupta, Stacey Kamya, and Erin O’Donohue worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Summer 2001

  • Avani Mehta worked at the National Center for Youth Law in San Francisco.

Fall 2000 & Spring 2001

  • Courtney Clark, Grace Lee, Sarah Sundell, and Suchon Tuly worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 1999/Spring 2000

  • Arlety Campos, Shad Doellinger, Lisa Hasday, and Jennifer Stuart worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Fall 1998/Spring 1999

  • Kathleen Keller, Melissa Frydman, and Gail Dave worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Summer 1998

  • Zoe Neuberger worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco.
  • Eve Stotland worked at the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco.

Fall 1997/Spring 1998

  • Suzanne Boyce, Zoe Neuberger, and Stephanie Stern worked at the TRO Project at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Spring 1997

  • Portia Wu, Satchen Pandya, and Michelle Riley worked at Farmworkers Legal Services in New Paltz, New York.

Fall 1996

  • Alison Bethel and Tina Forbush worked at the New Haven Legal Assistance Foundation.