Lauren Davis L’21 advocates for safe and healthy housing in Philadelphia through Independence Fellowship

After college, Lauren worked as a paralegal at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, which inspired her to attend law school.

Margaret Zhang L’15 advocates for pregnancy and lactation rights at the Women’s Law Project

Zhang’s own experience of attempting to obtain lactation accommodations to take the bar exam helped inspire her career path.

Pathways to the Profession: Noor Irshaidat L’23

Noor Irshaidat L’23 interned with both Lockton Re and with P.R.I.M.E. Finance in The Hague, the latter through the Global Justice Fellowship.

Equal Justice Works Fellow Kate DiVasto L’21 centers young people’s voices in her advocacy

In May 2021, DiVasto was announced as one of 77 law school graduates selected to serve as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the 2021 Fellowship class.

Rekha Nair L’12 named Executive Director of the Phoenix Legal Action Network

For Rekha Nair L’12, standing alongside a person as they navigate the American immigration system offers something powerful: unity in a world of separation.

JD fellows to fight for civil and criminal justice and broad, systemic change

The fellows’ work will be supported by several organizations including Equal Justice Works; Independence Foundation; Langer, Grogan, and Diver Foundation in Social Justice; Skadden Foundation; Toll Foundation; and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

LLM graduate fellows to advance human rights in the justice system and technological world

The work of Hugh Fitzgibbon LLM’21 and Meri Baghdasaryan LLM’21 is supported by the Law School’s LLM Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship.

Fellowship experience: Jarron McAllister L’20

Jarron McAllister L’20 is a Penn Catalyst Fellow at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ).

Public interest fellows to advocate for civil and criminal justice worldwide

Upon graduation, eighteen 2021 graduates will pursue important and diverse public interest work with the support of prestigious fellowship funding.

Fellowship experience: Haley Pritchard L’20

Haley Pritchard L’20 is a Langer, Grogan, & Diver Legal Fellow with the Pennsylvania ACLU.

Pathways to the Profession: Sadé Stevens L’23

Sadé Stevens L’23 is interning with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Fellowship experience: Sabrina Merold L’20

Sabrina Merold L’20 is a Penn Law Public Interest Fellow with the Federal Policy and Advocacy Team at the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Daniel Lewis

Fellowship experience: Daniel Lewis L’20

Daniel Lewis L’20 is the recipient of a University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Catalyst Fellowship and is working at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.

Allison Perlin

Fellowship experience: Allison Perlin L’20

Allison Perlin L’20 works at Human Rights First, where she works to better serve clients in grave need of immigration representation.

Mira Baylson L’08 balances her Big Law billables with a parallel pro bono workload

Mira Baylson L’08 built a strong foundation of pro bono service during her time at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where she worked on prisoner education and reproductive rights student pro bono projects.

CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s CTIC Public Interest Fellowships are open to 1L and 2L students.

Erik Nickels L’21 awarded Skadden Fellowship for public interest lawyering

Erik Nickels L’21 has been awarded a prestigious Skadden Fellowship and will work with Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles.

$50 Million Gift for Public Interest Lawyering

Robert and Jane Toll Foundation makes $50 million gift to expand Toll Public Interest Scholars and Fellows Program launching hundreds of students into public interest legal careers

Sadye Stern L’22 awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship for Justice at Work internship

Sadye Stern L’22 has been awarded a Peggy Browning Fellowship to support her summer internship with Justice at Work in Philadelphia.

For Catalyst Fellow Sabrina Ruchelli L’19, ‘policy doesn’t exist in a vacuum’

As a Catalyst Fellow, Sabrina Ruchelli L’19 is working as a Law and Policy Analyst with the Policy Surveillance Program at Center for Public Health Law Research, which is based at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.