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In 2014, Equal Justice America launched its California for Equal Justice campaign to increase legal services to the poor by creating additional Law Student Fellowships in the state, putting more law students to work with California legal aid organizations.

The following law students have received Equal Justice America Fellowships since our launch of Californa for Equal Justice.  Your support will help us expand our program to put more law students to work in California on behalf of the poor.  We need your help!

 

Please click the links below to read letters from the students and/or their supervisors on their EJA Fellowship experiences.

Summer 2016

  • Piper Akol (UC Hastings) worked in the Legal Immigration Program at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) in San Francisco.
  • Hana Al-Henaid (Harvard) worked at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.
  • Viviana Arcia (UCLA) worked in the Immigration Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley.
  • Erica Ascencio (Loyola Los Angeles) worked at the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles.
  • Kaleigh Aucoin (UC Hastings) worked at the Eviction Defense Collaborative in San Francisco.
  • Jordyn Bishop (UC Hastings) worked at the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment in Oakland.
  • Hannah Brown (Loyola Los Angeles) worked at the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice.
  • Marco Castanos (Harvard) worked in the Worker’s Rights Program at Centro Legal De la Raza in Oakland.
  • Trisha Cobb (Santa Clara University) worked at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley in San Jose.
  • Rachel Chung (Yale), David Gomez (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Minjoo Kim (Harvard), Rithika Kulathila (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Claire Oxford (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Richard Sims (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall) and Kelsey Waldron (Georgetown University) worked at the East Bay Community Law Center.
  • Curtis Davis (University of San Diego) worked in the Economic Justice Unit at the Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland.
  • Mellissa Fox (Santa Clara University), Maya Iyyani (University of Virginia), Brian Olfato (Santa Clara University) and Hae Yeon Hailey Yoon (Harvard) worked at Bay Area Legal Aid in San Francisco.      
  • Lauren Gleason (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall) worked at East Bay Children’s Law Offices in Oakland.
  • Lorriane Hall (Loyola Los Angeles) worked at Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Los Angeles.
  • Kyuhee Christina Han (Chapman University) and Grace Wright (UC Hastings) worked at the Children’s Law Center of California.                    
  • Morgan Hecht (UCLA) worked at Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center in Los Angeles.
  • Ana Henderson-Arjona (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall) worked at Equal Rights Advocates in San Francisco.
  • Cory Hernandez (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall) worked at the Family Violence Appellate Project in Oakland.
  • Chris Homandberg (UCLA), Shafinaaz Kamrul (UCLA), Cole Lewis (UCLA), Alexandria Sadler (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Krista Thayer (Southwestern), Chidozie Uche Jr. (UCLA) and Ashleigh Washington (UCLA) worked at the Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles.
  • Jonathan Kom (Southwestern) worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ Asian and Pacific Islander Community Outreach Special Project.
  • Rebecca Lamden (UCLA) worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.
  • Louisa Lau (Loyola Los Angeles) worked at the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles.
  • James Mulgannon (Santa Clara University) worked at the Justice and Diversity Center in San Francisco.
  • Oluwadamilola "Dami" Obaro (NYU) worked at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates in Oakland.
  • Whalen Peete (UC Hastings) worked at the African Advocacy Network in San Francisco.
  • Hector Ruiz (UC Hastings) worked in the Unaccompanied Children’s Program at CARECEN in Los Angeles.
  • Sharona Safaradi (UCLA) worked in the Eviction Defense Workgroup at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
  • Shane Seppinni (Stanford) worked at The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center in San Francisco.
  • Megan Venanzi (Loyola Los Angeles) worked at the Immigration Center for Women and Children in Los Angeles.

Spring 2016

 

  • Ani Sirunyants (Pepperdine University) worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.

 

Fall 2015

 

  • Ryan Wessels (Stanford) worked at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto.

 

Summer 2015

  • Piper Akol (UC Hastings) worked at Fair Housing of Marin in San Rafael.
  • Nnennaya Amuchie (Santa Clara University) worked at Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Erica Ascencio (Loyola Los Angeles), Avneet Chattha (Loyola Los Angeles), Seth Fowler (Loyola Los Angeles) and Carla Jacobo (Whittier Law) worked at the Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles.
  • Ryan Blackney (University of San Francisco) worked at Catholic Charities of the East Bay in Oakland.
  • Jehmima Carril (UC Hastings) worked at the Eviction Defense Collaborative in San Francisco.
  • Grecia Ceja (UC Hastings), Sydney Hargrove (UCLA) and Srbui Karapetyan (Loyola Los Angeles) worked at the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles.
  • Jane Cho (Stanford) and Eliana Corona (UC Hastings) worked at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto.
  • Joys Choi (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Rebecca Chraim (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Cory Hernandez (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Katherine Jayne (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Ahmed Lavalais (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Andrew Le (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Aaron Murphy (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Dustin Hovda Perez (UC Hastings) and Julie Singer (University of Michigan) worked at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley.
  • Gustavo Cubias II (Loyola Los Angeles) worked at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.
  • Raul Galan (Brooklyn Law) worked at the Children’s Law Center of California in Monterey Park.
  • Liliana Garcia (UC Hastings) worked with the Immigration and Citizenship Program at the Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey.
  • Robin Gray (UC Irvine) worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
  • Yuridia Guerrero (Santa Clara University) worked with the Mental Health Advocacy Project at Health Legal Services in San Jose.
  • Stephanie Jones (NYU) worked at the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment in Oakland.
  • Heather Paik (George Washington University) worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
  • Whalen Peete (UC Hastings) worked at the African Advocacy Network in San Francisco.
  • Jesse Peters (Stanford), John Stiff Jr. (UC Davis) and Yuko Tanaka (Harvard) worked at Bay Area Legal Aid in San Francisco.
  • Monica Porter (George Washington University) and Margo Watson (Stanford) worked at the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center in San Francisco.
  • Harsh Ronvelia (UC Hastings) worked at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children in San Francisco.
  • Kristina Rosales (UC Hastings) worked with the Homeless Advocacy Project at the Justice and Diversity Center in San Francisco.
  • Nubyaan Scott (Univeristy of San Francisco) worked at the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund in Berkeley.
  • Kiran Sidhu (UC Hastings) worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

Spring 2015

 

  • Tiffany Yang (Stanford) and Christine Yoon (Stanford) worked at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto.
  • Han Lu (UCLA) worked at A New Way of Life Reentry Project in Los Angeles.

 

Summer 2014

  • Conor Ahern (Harvard) worked at The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center in San Francisco.
  • Azin Ahmadi (UCLA), Hannah Courtney (Loyola Los Angeles), Benjamin Gordon (UCLA), Sonia Gutierrez (UCLA), Elizabeth Hadaway (Harvard), Lee Kaplan (UCLA), Nicholas Krebs (Loyola Los Angeles), Caitlin Foley Lynch (UCLA), Salima Popat (Loyola Los Angeles) and Sandra Ruiz (Loyola Los Angeles) worked at the Public Counsel Law Center.
  • Margee Burch (UC Hastings), Derek Cash (Harvard), Quynh-Anh Nguyen (UC Hastings), Monica Porter (George Washington University) and Luca Winer (University of Michigan) worked at Bay Area Legal Aid in San Francisco.
  • Lauren Coleman (UC Hastings) worked at Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley.
  • Raul Galan (Brooklyn), Charlotte Tsui (American University) and Michelle Ghafar (UCLA) worked at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley.
  • Justin Globerson (UC Hastings) and Olivia Linn (UCLA) worked at the Immigration Center for Women and Children in Los Angeles.
  • Leah Glowacki (University of Texas) worked at Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles.
  • Krista Granen (UC Hastings) worked at the National Senior Citizens Law Center in Oakland.
  • Keri Gross (Santa Clara) worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
  • Nicolas Kabat (University of Michigan) worked at the National Housing Law Project in San Francisco.
  • Evelina Nava (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall) worked at Public Advocates in San Francisco.
  • Joseph Nave (Santa Clara) worked at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto.
  • Stephanie Ponek (UC Hastings) worked at the Lanterman Regional Center in Los Angeles.
  • Zarah Rahman (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall) worked at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates in Oakland.
  • Amanda Reynoso-Palley (Cornell) worked at East Bay Sanctuary Covenant in Berkeley.
  • Ignacio Riesco (UC Hastings) and Sara Salas (Santa Clara) worked at Catholic Charities of the East Bay in Oakland.