For Immediate Release:  Sep 30, 2008
2008, 09, 30

Hofstra Law School fellows benefit from fund raising

Hofstra Law School fellows benefit from fund raising

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Phone: 516.463.5013

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law School's Public Justice Foundation (PJF), a student-run organization dedicated to the public interest, holds various fund-raisers throughout the year to support summer fellowships. These fellowships enable recipients to take nonpaying jobs in the public sector that they otherwise would be unable to accept due to financial constraints. The premise of the fellowship program is the support of legal services to underrepresented individuals, groups or interests.

The 2008 Public Justice Foundation Fellows worked at the following public interest organizations and government agencies:
  • Amanda Abata (Class of 2010) - Lawyers Without Borders, Inc. (Hartford, CT)
  • Sara Ali (2009) - Amnesty International USA (New York, NY)
  • Timothy Burroughs (2010) - The List Project (Miami, FL)
  • Meghan Dawkins (2010) - Medicare Rights Center (New York, NY)
  • Christina Gaudio (2010) - Lawyers for Children (New York, NY)
  • Melissa Grier (2009) - United States Attorney's Office - EDNY (Central Islip, NY)
  • Mary Ann Harvey (2010) - Juvenile Rights Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Jessica Horowitz (2009) - Juvenile Rights Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Natalie Khalatov-Krimnus (2009) - Kathryn A. McDonald Education Advocacy
  • Project of the Juvenile Rights Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society (New York, NY)
  • Tracie Knapp (2010) - United States Department of Education - Office of Civil Rights (Cleveland, OH)
  • Mariya Kolchina (2010) - New York Environmental Law and Justice Project (New York, NY)
  • Sally Koo (2009) - Association for the Help of Retarded Children (New York, NY)
  • Vichal Kumar (2009) - New York State Defenders Association Immigrant Defense Project (New York, NY)
  • Ashley Lorance (2010) - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Long Island City, NY)
  • Emily Madden (2009) - Children's Law Center (Washington, DC)
  • Joel Moore (2009) - New York City Department of Probation (New York, NY)
  • Mercedes Moses (2010) - Youth Advocacy Project (Roxbury, MA)
  • Erin O'Brien (2009) - The List Project (Miami, FL)
  • Sadia Robinson (2011) - The Red Hook Community Justice Center (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Meghan Rudy (2009) - New York City Legal Aid Society's Immigration Law Unit (New York, NY)
  • Yael Ryzowy (2009) - Manhattan Legal Services (New York, NY)
  • Margaret Sapozhnikov (2010) - The List Project (Miami, FL)
  • Heather Sarver (2009) - National Center for Lesbian Rights (San Francisco, CA)
  • Julie Schaul (2010) - Juvenile Rights Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Brittany Parker Shea (2009) - Los Angeles County Public Defender (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Taryn Shechter (2009) - Rockland County District Attorney (New City, NY)
  • Radu Vasilescu (2009) - Kings County District Attorney's Office (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Roya Vasseghi (2010) - Unemployment Action Center (New York, NY)
  • Jennifer Wilson (2009) - Lambda Legal (New York, NY)
  • Tehsin Wu (2009) - International Rescue Committee (New York, NY)
  • Ryan Young (2010) - Mental Hygiene Legal Service (Mineola, NY)
"We are very proud of these students, and of this student organization. PJF members work diligently all year to raise money to help others during the summer months. They truly believe in their motto: Help Us, Help You, Help Others" said Director of Student Affairs Lisa McCluskey.

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