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Published on June 26, 2013 | by LawNews

Hofstra Law’s Public Justice Foundation Funds 40 Summer 2013 Fellows

For 24 years, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s student-run Public Justice Foundation (PJF) has raised money to provide financial support to law students who devote their time and legal skills to public interest organizations over the summer. This year, PJF raised $58,767 at its annual Goods & Services Auction in March. These funds are providing 40 law students with stipends for unpaid summer internships in the public sector they otherwise would be unable to accept due to monetary constraints.

The 40 PJF Fellows are working at the following public interest organizations and government agencies. Students’ class years reflect the 2012-2013 academic year. Named fellowships are in parentheses.

Noora Barakat 1L — New York Legal Assistance Group

Peter Barbieri 2L — U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Aimee Blenner 1L — Mental Hygiene Legal Services of New York

Neha Chopra 2L — U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Sarah Coleman 2L — Demos

Carly Creed 2L — Mental Hygiene Legal Services, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center

Jarred Davidson 1L — Nassau County Attorney’s Office, General Litigation Bureau

Adewunmi Famojuro 2L — U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

Mathew Feldman 2L — Nassau County District Attorney’s Office

Jessica Fildes 2L — The Legal Aid Society (Weissman Fellowship)

Sarah Freeman 2L — Nassau County District Attorney’s Office

Lenore Furlong 2L — The Legal Aid Society

Tina Genovese 2L — The Legal Aid Society

Gabriela Gomez 2L — Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Texas – Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. (Ramos Fellowship)

Nicole Guliano 2L — The Legal Aid Society

Michelle Holmes 2L — New York Legal Assistance Group

Farihah Karim 2L — Community Service Society of New York

Jenna Lecakes 1L — Delaware Public Defender’s Office

Charisma Loney 2L — NYC Administration for Children’s Services

Robert Martin 2L — Eastern Environmental Law Center

Jana McNulty 2L — Bronx Legal Aid Society

Genesis Miranda 1L — Make the Road New York

Alexandria Morrell 2L — Legal Aid Queens Criminal Practice Office (Levy Fellowship)

Shany Noy 1L — Nassau County Attorney’s Office, Family Court Bureau (Kurzer Fellowship)

Rosemary Ortiona 2L — Environmental Defense Fund

Gina Paglia 2L — U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

Jaclyn Quiles 2L — New York Civil Liberties Union

Damore Ramwa 1L — New York City Department of Homeless Services

Samantha Ribeiro 2L — New York Peace Institute, Brooklyn Mediation Center

Laura Robbins 2L —–U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor

Barry Ronner 2L — Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Matthew Rutchik 2L — U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

Stephen Sealey 2L — Attorney General’s Office/Labor and Personnel Division (Wales Fellowship)

Ross Steele 2L — Mental Hygiene Legal Services of New York

Cory Strauss 1L — Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.

Cynthia Tejeda 1L — Pace Women’s Justice Center

Mikila Thompson 2L — The Legal Aid Society

Geoff Kagan Trenchard 2L — Children’s Law Center New York

Andrew Vacca 2L — National Labor Relations Board, Region 2

Lauren Wylie 2L — Adams County Attorney’s Office, Dependency and Neglect Division

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