Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
The following Loyola Law School of Los Angeles students have received fellowships from Equal Justice America. These fellowships are made possible by contributions from Loyola Los Angeles alumni. With continued support from the alumni, we look forward to putting many more Loyola Los Angeles law students and graduates 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 more about the students’ EJA Fellowships.
“Thanks to Equal Justice America I spent my first law school summer at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and assisted low-income individuals with housing issues. We all need a safe and healthy home. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with amazing clients, attorneys, and staff to ensure we all have access to one.” – Rebecca Brown, Loyola Los Angeles, EJA Summer Fellow 2020
- Elizabeth Alva-Rajakumar and Marina Rizk worked at Public Counsel in Los Angeles.
- Joy Chang worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
- Raymond Chavez worked at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking in Los Angeles.
- Brianna Franco worked at the Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center in Los Angeles.
- Yesenia Piste worked at Kids in Need of Defense in Los Angeles.
- David Sandoval worked at the Legal Services of Northern California in Sacramento.
“Early last Spring I was offered an amazing opportunity to work for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)…I was quickly faced with a daunting realization; I did not have the means to support myself while working full time for free over the summer. I come from a low income background and can only attend law school because I was fortunate enough to receive generous scholarships. The internship at CAST was quickly looking too expensive for me to consider. Because CAST is a non-profit organization they naturally cannot afford to pay legal interns for their services. In addition I would need to drive an hour and a half to get to work each day, pay for my own food as well as pay for parking at a fifteen dollar a day rate. To offset those costs I applied to become an Equal Justice America fellow for the summer of 2017 and was awarded funds which allowed me to pursue my passion and work at CAST this past summer, and for that I am extremely grateful.” –Raymond Chavez, Loyola Los Angeles, EJA Summer Fellow 2017
- Erica Ascencio worked at the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles.
- Hannah Brown worked at the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice.
- Lorriane Hall worked at Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Los Angeles.
- Louisa Lau worked at the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles.
- Megan Venanzi worked at the Immigration Center for Women and Children in Los Angeles.
“Listening to the stories of the trauma they endured in their home countries and seeing the heartbreaking images on the news constantly reminds me of how necessary it is for everyone to be an advocate for immigrant communities. Migration is beautiful and at the end of the day, we are all immigrants. It is the most humbling and rewarding experience to work with those [in the Immigrants’ Rights Project at Public Counsel] whose only wish is to remain in this country and be safe and happy. I am so thankful to be able to do this work with the support of Equal Justice America.” – Elizabeth Alva-Rajakumar, Loyola Los Angeles, EJA Summer Fellow 2018
- Peter Borenstein worked at The Bronx Defenders Civil Practice Unit in NY.
- Dean Conklin worked at The Alliance for Children’s Rights.
- Mai Tram Ly worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
- Cheryl Ma worked at Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles.
- Raquel Nieves worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.
- Chinwe Ohanele worked at Catholic Migration Services in Brooklyn.
- Emily Stork worked at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.
- Kathleen Unger worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
- Natali Shabani worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Nicole Ochi worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
- Rebecca Hutton worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Jazmine Peetz worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Priscilla Leite worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
- John Lansing worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
- Jesse Espinoza worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
- Justin Cronin worked at the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles.