Harvard Law School

Scholarships and Beyond

The Foundation has committed to annual stipends to Harvard Law School students wishing to work in the Not-For-Profit/Public Service Sector in NYC. Each year we provide summer stipends of $7500 to students who choose to spend their summer working for the NYC chapters of the National Resource Defense Fund, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Racial Justice Program/Voting Rights Initiative, as well as organizations addressing Poverty Law and Child Advocacy. Each student who receives the stipend is designated a Foundation Fellow and provides the Foundation with a summary of his/her experience at the summer’s conclusion. These stipends have proven to be essential to allow students to choose working in one of these fields rather than in the private sector, inuring to the benefit of our city. We look forward to expanding this program in future years with increased support.

Foundation Summer Fellows 2021

Mary Brown JD '22

Mary Brown JD '22

NAACP Legal Defense Fund, NY

“This summer, I am a litigation intern with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. My work has been focused on racial and economic justice issues, and I plan to also contribute to voting rights work later in the summer. It has been a wonderful experience to work on civil rights litigation and to learn from some of the most talented civil rights lawyers in the country at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.”

Austin Nielsen-Reagan JD '22

Austin Nielsen-Reagan JD '22

Brooklyn Defenders

“This summer I am working as an intern for the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) team at Brooklyn Defender Services. The first program of its kind nationwide, NYIFUP provides universal representation to people facing immigration removal proceedings in New York, drastically increasing their chances of obtaining relief. Because removal proceedings often relate to criminal records, my work centers around advocating for people experiencing the intersectional harms of the racist and classist U.S. criminal and immigration legal systems.”

Cristina Urquidi JD '23

Cristina Urquidi JD '23

Legal Aid Society; Juvenile Rights Practice

“Description of Planned Summer Experience: This summer, I will be interning with the Juvenile Rights Practice Group at the Legal Aid Society office in Brooklyn. I will be representing children in abuse and neglect cases and in delinquency proceedings in family court. I will have the opportunity to interact with children, write motions, perform research, and observe permanency hearings and trials.”

 

Linda Xu JD '23

Linda Xu JD '23

Just Atonement

“I am interning with Just Atonement Inc., a legal nonprofit with a particular focus on human rights within the context of climate change and sustainability. I am working on legal memos and pleadings related to domestic climate litigation, as well as a submission to the UN assessing international human rights issues as impacted by the climate crisis and by challenges to the rule of law.”

 

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