For Immediate Release:  May 19, 2010
2010, 05, 19

Hofstra Law School’s Public Justice Foundation Names Fellowship Recipients for 2010

Hofstra Law School’s Public Justice Foundation Names Fellowship Recipients for 2010

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — For more than 20 years, Hofstra Law School's student-run Public Justice Foundation (PJF) has raised money to support law students who devote their time and legal skills to public interest organizations over the summer. This year, 24 law students will receive stipends for unpaid internships in the public sector they otherwise would be unable to accept because of financial constraints.

"The fundamental premise of the summer fellowship program is the support of legal services to individuals, groups or interests currently underrepresented in society," said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. "Hofstra Law School places a high value on public service, and we are very proud of the Public Justice Foundation and this year's fellows."

The 2010 Public Justice Foundation Fellows will be working at the following public interest organizations and government agencies:

Ahmed Almudallal (2012) - Queens County District Attorney's Office, Kew Gardens, N.Y.

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

Ashley Behre (2012) - NYPD Legal Bureau, Civil Enforcement Unit, New York, N.Y.

Christine Conwell (2012) - Catholic Migration Office, Immigrant Tenant Advocacy Project, Sunnyside, N.Y.

Elise S. Dunton (2012) - International Rescue Committee, New York, N.Y.

Hannah J. Fleury (2011) - Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc., Islandia, N.Y.

Krystle Gan (2011) - Amnesty International, USA, New York, N.Y.

Maya Ginsburg (2012) - Ohio Justice & Policy Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Tara Glynn (2012) - New York City Administration for Children's Services, New York, N.Y.

Ryan G. Hemphill (2012) - Disaster Accountability Project, West Hartford, Conn.

Meghan Horton (2011) - NYC Department of Probation, New York, N.Y.

Meghan LaFronz-Lemberger (2012) - NYPD Legal Bureau, Civil Enforcement Unit, New York, N.Y.

Jung Mi Lee (2011) - Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Orangeburg, N.Y.

Meghan Lynch (2011) - Queens County District Attorney's Office, Kew Gardens, N.Y.

Charles Mileski (2012) - Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Mineola, N.Y.

Emily G. Rothenberg (2011) - AIDS Center of Queens County, Jamaica, N.Y.

Nicholas John Ruberto (2011) - New York Civil Liberties Union, Hempstead, N.Y.

Alexander Sand (2012) - Prisoner's Legal Services of New York, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Aara Shaikh (2012) - Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF), New York, N.Y.

Le-el Sinai (2012) - New York Center for Law & Justice, New York, N.Y.

Ernest Spivak (2012) - New York State Attorney General's Office, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rodrigo Tordecilla (2011) - Queens County District Attorney's Office, Kew Gardens, N.Y.

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

Sheila M. Wood (2012) - Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Mineola, N.Y.


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