News Release: Law

Sep. 8,  2011

Emory Law Graduates Receive Prestigious Public Interest Fellowships

Five Emory University School of Law class of 2011 graduates begin work this month at public interest fellowships with programs that emphasize medical and educational justice for indigent and vulnerable clients.

"We are honored by the outstanding accomplishments of these graduates. Each was actively involved in our public interest programs and is committed to implementing positive change by advocating for those most in need," says Robert A. Schapiro, interim dean. "They exemplify Emory Law's rich tradition of serving the community."

Jessica Felfoldi received a two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Through the fellowship, she will work with Atlanta Legal Aid Society's Mental Health and Disability Rights Project, focusing on the rights of Georgia's nursing home residents under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Earlier this year Felfoldi was named a recipient of Emory's 2011 Humanitarian Award, recognizing students who embody a spirit of volunteerism and sense of community both on campus and off.

Allyson Gold was named the inaugural law fellow of the newly established Health Justice Project at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The project is with Loyola's medical-legal partnership law clinic.

T. Brian Green received the Hunton & Williams Pro Bono Fellowship, where he will practice indigent civil litigation for two years with the firm's Atlanta office. The Atlanta fellow represents indigent clients in all aspects of Hunton & Williams Atlanta's pro bono practice.

Shivana Jorawar will work with the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum in Washington, D.C., in a fellowship funded by Law Students for Reproductive Justice.

Aarti Sharma received a two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Through her host organiza¬tion, Fulton County CASA, Sharma will create the Atlanta Legal Educational Advocacy Project (LEAP), which aims to alleviate the cycle of poverty and crime that traps Atlanta's court-involved youth by addressing their educational needs.

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