For Immediate Release:  May 25, 2010
2010, 05, 25

Nine Hofstra Law Students Selected for the 2010 Law Students Public Interest Fellowship Program

Nine Hofstra Law Students Selected for the 2010 Law Students Public Interest Fellowship Program

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Nine Hofstra Law students have been selected for the 2010 Law Students Public Interest Fellowship (LSPIN) program, which is administered by the Charles H. Revson Foundation. The fellows will receive a $4,500 stipend to work at public interest organizations in the New York metropolitan area during the summer.

"We are very proud of our students for receiving these competitive and prestigious fellowships," said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. "They are truly committed to public service, and I have no doubt that they will make a lasting impact on their communities while in these positions, as well as in their future careers." 

Approximately 700 applicants from 19 law schools competed for the 77 fellowships awarded. This year, a record 82 Hofstra Law students applied for the fellowship, and for the fourth year in a row, Hofstra Law had one of the highest number of students selected.

Hofstra Law students chosen as 2010 LSPIN Fellows are as follows:

Douglas Arnett (2011) - Nassau County Legal Aid Society, Hempstead, N.Y.

Felicia Bunbury (2011) - Queens Law Associates, Forest Hills, N.Y.

Brionna Denby (2012) - Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., New York, N.Y.

Luz Gonzalez (2011) - My Sisters' Place, White Plains, N.Y.

Kristina Mazzocchi (2012) - Blue Green Alliance, New York, N.Y.

Monica Pham (2011) - New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Law (Attorney General's Office), Trenton, N.J.

Jean-baptiste Rudatsikira (2012) - Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Mineola, N.Y.

Jonathan Temchin (2011) - National Labor Relations Board, New York, N.Y.

Trinh Tran (2012) - Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund, New York, N.Y.

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