University of California,
Los Angeles School of Law

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

“Overall, my summer experience truly taught me the power and importance of public interest lawyers who work to advance social justice. Public interest lawyers are uniquely positioned to chip away at, and hopefully ultimately dismantle, systems of oppression that are deeply entrenched in our society.” – Sean Anderson, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2020

Summer 2020
Summer 2019
  • Emma Hulse worked at Advocates for Children of New York in New York City.
  • Leslie Joya worked at Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) in Los Angeles.
  • Catherine Kang worked at Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance in Los Angeles.
  • Benjamin Levine worked at the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles.
  • Patricia Lin and Kelsey White worked at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley.
  • Eliana Navarro Gracian worked at ArchCity Defenders in St. Louis.
  • Monserrat Reyes worked at the Public Law Center in Santa Clara, CA.
  • Sonni Waknin with the Voting Rights Project at the ACLU in NYC.
Summer 2018
  • Christina Avalos worked at the ACLU of Southern California in Los Angeles.
  • Keiler Beers worked at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights in New Orleans.
  • Elizabeth “Rosie” Brown worked for The Wage Justice Center in Los Angeles.
  • Matthew Erle worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.
  • Zalondria Graham worked at the Immigration Defenders Law Center in Los Angeles.
  • Laura Jones worked at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.
  • Hannah Lazarz worked at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles.
  • Frank Medina worked at Public Counsel in Los Angeles.

“I am writing to express my sincerest gratitude for granting me an Equal Justice America Fellowship. This summer I was a law clerk with the Dilley Pro Bono Project under Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. This nonprofit provides legal services to mothers and their children who are seeking asylum in the United States, all from within a family detention center. This summer was the most impactful experience I have ever had.” – Laura Jones, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2018

Summer 2017
  • Viviana Arcia worked in the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the ACLU of Southern California in Los Angeles.

  • Myjahnee Crenshaw worked at the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland.

  • Sammy Daboussi, Chelsea Helena, Katrina Yang and Scott Yousey worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.

  • Ian Jong worked at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley.

  • Kate Lewis worked at The Legal Aid Society in New York City.

  • Ty Mangan worked at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii in Honolulu.

  • Katherine Purrington worked at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

Summer 2016
  • Viviana Arcia worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Erin Hallagan worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago.
  • Morgan Hecht worked at the Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center in Los Angeles.
  • Chris Homandberg, Shafinaaz Kamrul, Cole Lewis, Chidozie Uche Jr and Ashleigh Washington worked at the Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles.
  • Rebecca Lamden worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.
  • Natalie Petrucci worked at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network in Westminster, CO.
  • Sharona Safaradi worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
Summer 2015
  • Rekha Arulanantham worked at The Legal Aid Society in New York City.
  • Sydney Hargrove and Morgan Hecht worked at the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles.
  • Hannah Weaver worked at the Northwest Justice Project in Yakima, WA.
Spring 2015
  • Han Lu worked at A New Way of Life Reentry Project in Los Angeles.
Summer 2014
  • Azin Ahmadi, Benjamin Gordon, Sonia Gutierrez, Lee Kaplan and Caitlin Lynch worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
  • Michelle Ghafar worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Olivia Joseph worked at the Immigration Center for Women and Children in Los Angeles.
  • Han Lu worked at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice.
Spring 2014
  • Sandy Yu worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.
Summer 2013
Summer 2012
  • Anabel Agloro and Caroline Holmes worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
  • Kari Hicks, Yecenia Olmos and Daniel Payan worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.
  • Hannah Weinstein worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
Summer 2011
  • Erica Carroll worked at the Alliance for Children’s Rights.
  • Sahar Durali worked at California Rural Legal Assistance.
  • Andrea Matsuoka worked at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.
  • Alexandra Pauley worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Katherine Perez worked at the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles.
Summer 2010
Fall 2009
  • Patience Agbenyadzie worked at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law in Los Angeles.
  • Jia Han worked at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.
  • Alejandra Cruz, Mary Ross and Jeffrey Stephens worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
  • Katherine Stewart worked at Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers Inc.
Fall 2008
  • Rebecca Moskowitz worked at the Alliance for Children’s Rights.
Summer 2008
  • Kathryn Brown worked at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley’s Mental Health Advocacy Project in San Jose.
  • Martha Gomez worked at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law.
  • Karen Ho and Peter Wang worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
  • Sakinah Khan worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
  • Hilda Montes De Oca worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Spring 2008
Fall 2007
  • Aparna Garg and Michael Turilli worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.

“I’ve wrapped up my summer experience at Neighborhood Legal Services, and looking back I’m incredibly grateful for all of the opportunities I had to gain hands-on experience using the law to help tenants stay in their homes…. I feel very inspired to dive into my 2L year and focus on preparing for a lifetime of legal public service to benefit the underserved, and I can’t wait for my next opportunities to do so outside of the classroom. Big thanks to Equal Justice America for helping to make this happen and for doing the same for so many other law students.” – Benjamin Levine, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2019

Summer 2007
  • Edward Andrews worked at the Housing Rights Center in Los Angeles.
  • Michael Foladi and Michael Turilli worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
  • Kavita Ramakrishnan worked at Break the Cycle in Los Angeles.
  • Lisa Yoon worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
Fall 2006
  • Rachel Bloomekatz worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Summer 2006
  • Zoya Ahmadi worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
  • Nubia Diaz worked at California Rural Legal Assistance.
  • Rahel Goharchin worked at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.
  • Mayra Navarro worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
  • Cynthia Reasner worked at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles.
Summer 2005
  • Jenny Chung worked at the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice.
  • Anna Trepetin and Jennifer Grock worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
  • Eve Rutzick worked at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law in Los Angeles.
  • Johnny Tran worked at the Public Law Center in Santa Ana, CA.
Fall 2004
  • Liana Beneli and Darya Pollak worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Summer 2004
  • Cynthia Mendoza and Yobany Chacon worked at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.
  • Elizabeth Oh worked at the Alliance for Children’s Rights.
  • Nicole Perez worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
  • Suzanna Minasian worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with so many clients under the supervision and mentorship of the wonderful attorneys at the Public Law Center. The experience I gained from being able to conduct substantive, legal work is invaluable, and I know that the practical skills I developed during my summer will carry forward to my career in law.” –Katrina Yang, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2017

Fall 2003
  • Avital Rosenberg Chatto worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Summer 2003
  • Julie Ahn worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
  • Kristen Rowse worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Fall 2002
  • Amy Loeliger and Spencer Parr worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
  • Amanda Luna worked at Break the Cycle in Los Angeles.
Summer 2002
  • Tamar Malley worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
Spring 2002
  • Negar Javaherian and Hilary Shroyer worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.

Summer 2001
  • Meghan Lang worked at the National Center for Youth Law in San Fransisco.
Spring 2001
  • Dominique Greek and Charlotte Scott worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
  • Josh Piovia-Scott worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
  • Elizabeth Siebel worked at Break the Cycle.
Fall 2000
  • Rudy Balderama and Charlotte Scott worked at Bet Tzedek.
  • Marti Breier worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
Summer 2000
  • Anne Clinton, Stephanie Lasker and Seung Lee worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Fall 1999
  • Veronica Saucido and Derek Jones worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
Spring 1999
  • Melody Fowler worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Fall 1998
  • Francisco Silva worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Summer 1998
  • Constance Taylor and Hyum Lee worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Spring 1998
  • Carolyn Yashari and Tatiana Daza worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Fall 1997
  • Omar Gonzalez worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Summer 1997
  • Lisa Anderson and Karen Pang worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
Fall 1996
  • Scott McVarish worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.