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Summer Fellowships  

The Feerick Center supports two summer fellowship programs to further educate and encourage Fordham Law students to become actively involved in issues of social justice. One program, the Rev. George J. McMahon S.J. Summer Fellowship in U.S. Social Justice Research is for an experience at a location in the United States.  The second program,  the Donald J. Feerick Memorial Summer Fellowship and Social justice Extership in Northern Ireland includes travel to Belfast, NI.

Summer 2014
Rodrigo Ricxu Bacus'16 [McMahon]

photo Rodrigo Bacus'16 graduated from Wheaton College in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Hispanic Studies.  After college, he worked as a counselor for Diet Coaching, Inc.  This past summer, Rodrigo was a Leitner Center and McMahon Summer Fellow at Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice. Through this fellowship, Rodrigo worked on the Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Project, focusing on the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Program.  As a Fordham Stein Scholar, Rodrigo serves the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project and National Lawyers Guild members. He contributes to the development of a Legal Orientation Program for Custodians in Fordham, and is an active volunteer for  He is also helping to pilot a new pro bono awareness project with the Legal Aid Society, and is a staff member of the Urban Law Journal.

Past Summer Fellowship Recipients: Click HERE.