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When:   November 4, 2009 7:30pm-8:30pm
Where:   Davenport College Common Room
Type:   Talk

Lawyering for Social Justice:
Liman Summer Fellowships on Domestic Violence, Children's Rights, Indigent Criminal Defense, and More

Come learn about summer fellowship opportunities in public interest law.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7:30-8:30pm
Davenport College Common Room


Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Sarah Russell, Director of the Liman Public Interest Program, Yale Law School
Richard Schottenfeld, Master of Davenport College, Professor of Psychiatry, Liman Summer Advisor
Angelina Calderon, Yale College ’10, Fellowship: Public Counsel, Los Angeles, CA
Ali Frick, Yale College ’07, Yale Law School ’12, Fellowship: Washington Lawyers Committee, DC
Nicholas Handler, Yale College ’09, Fellowship: Legal Action Center, New York, NY
Shoshana Iliaich, Yale College ’10, Fellowship: Public Interest Law Institute, New York, NY
Aaron Littman, Yale College ’10, Fellowship: Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL
Sarah Nutman, Yale College ’11, Fellowship: Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
Stephany Reeves, Yale College ’10, Fellowship: Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven
Lauren Ross, Yale College ’11, Fellowship: Sanctuary for Families, New York, NY
Anna Smith, Yale College ’10, Fellowship: All Our Kin, New Haven, CT
Daniel Winik, Yale College ’07, Yale Law School ‘11, Fellowship: Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

The Arthur Liman Summer Fellowship Program

The Liman Summer Fellowship gives students the opportunity to work at substantive summer internships in the field of public interest law.  Students work in diverse settings with lawyers and advocates.  Examples include work on issues such as children’s rights, immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, prison conditions, voting rights, consumers’ rights, low income housing, civil rights, educational adequacy, and juvenile justice.  Placements can include organizations providing civil or criminal legal services to individuals, representation of particular groups, entities focused on problems of legal and public policy, and law-related media.
All currently-enrolled students are eligible to apply, including seniors wishing to work the summer immediately following their graduation.

The Liman Program provides all summer fellows with:

*   A $3,000 stipend for a summer internship.
*   Assistance with internship placement.
*   Connections to a wide range of prominent organizations across the United States.  Recent internships have included: All Our Kin (New Haven, CT); The Bronx Defenders (New York, NY); The Electronic Frontier Foundation (San Francisco, CA); Human Rights First (New York, NY); National Center for Youth Law (Oakland, CA); USPIRG (Washington, DC); Youth Rights Media (New Haven, CT); and many others.

Summer Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Liman Public Interest Law Colloquium, an annual event held at Yale Law School that brings together advocates, scholars, and students from across the country for a day-long discussion on public interest topics such as low-wage workers and workfare, the role of mass media in public interest advocacy, and policies of incarceration.  Through their involvement with the Liman Program, Summer Fellows become part of a large network of public interest advocates.

Applications for Summer 2010 fellowships must be submitted by December 4, 2009 at 5pm.
For more information on the fellowship and application requirements, see  You may also contact Sarah Russell, Director of the Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School.  She can be reached at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript &lt;mailto: This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text58906 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript > or (203) 432-2230.

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