Fordham Law

Five Fordham Law Students Selected for Equal Justice Works 2010 Summer Corps Awards

July 01, 2010

Five Fordham Law students were awarded competitive Equal Justice 2010 Summer Corps awards and will receive a $1,000 AmeriCorps education award voucher upon completion of a minimum of 300 hours of summer service at a nonprofit public interest organization. Congratulations to
  • Jacqueline Bevilaqua '11, working with the ACLU's Voting Rights Project in
  • Anne Kim '11, interning at The Door in New York City
  • Stephanie Lopez '11, working at Central American Legal Assistance in Brooklyn
  • Chelsea Silverman '12, interning at the City Bar Justice Center in New York City
  • Eleonor Velasquez '12, working with The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) in Washington, DC

As Summer Corps members, the students will provide critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities around the country. In addition, Summer Corps members gain firsthand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, individual representation, research and writing. Summer Corps members are engaged with a broad range of issues, including civil rights, community economic development, death penalty, disability rights, housing, domestic violence, education, public benefits and workers' rights.