CUNY Law Announces Summer Fellowship Awards

The Scholarship Committee at CUNY School of Law has announced the following recipients of the 2008 CUNY Summer Fellowship Awards. The Committee reviewed more than 100 applications this year. “The impressive level of commitment shown by the applicants to work in the public interest was inspiring and made our task of choosing the winners more difficult,” the student scholarship committee said. “We regret that funds are not available to support all of the students who apply.”

Award of Public Interest Law Association (PILA) fellowships will be announced at a later date.

Below is the list of Fellowship Awards (Note: 1L, 2L, and 3L designate first-, second-, and third-year students, respectively):

Bruce Wright Fellowship: For legal work in the field of police brutality. One fellowship awarded for $3,000
Erin Tomlinson (1L)

Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) Fellowship: For legal work in the community. One fellowship awarded for $3,000
Stella Lyubarsky (1L)

CUNY Public Interest Fellowship: For work in the field of public interest law. Six fellowships awarded, each for $3,000
1) Morgan Cashwell (2L)
2) Erik Nilsson (2L)
3) Robert Penn, Jr. (2L)
4) Tashia Rasul (2L)
5) Lee Stetson (2L)
6) Jenesha Tai (1L)

Frank Durkan Fellowship: For work dedicated to human rights. One fellowship awarded for $5,000
Alexa Woodward (2L)

Paul O’Dwyer Fellowship: For work dedicated to human rights. One fellowship awarded for $3,000
1) Bronyn Heubach (1L)

Paul O’Dwyer Fellowship: For work dedicated to children’s rights. One fellowship awarded for $3,000
Jessica Sribnick (1L)

Honorable Bryanne Hamill Fellowship:
For work dedicated to family law. One fellowship awarded for $3,000
Karin Alm (2L)

Jo-Anne Weissbart Summer Fellowship: For work on issues involving gender discrimination or barriers encountered by poor women throughout the world. One fellowship awarded for $4,000
Laura Matthews (1L)

Kyle D. Jewell Memorial Scholarship: For summer legal internship in the area of at-risk children. Each fellowship awards $5,000 for the summer work and the equivalent of the New York State resident tuition per semester for the following year.
1) Sarah Goldenthal (1L)
2) Anne Meredith (1L)

Student Scholarship Committee:
Susan Markus, Co-Chair
Frank Shih, Co-Chair
Sue Chang
Carol Kozo
Kim Lashley
Sam Sue
Kathy Williams

For more information, contact:
Emily Sachar, Director of Communications and Media Relations
CUNY School of Law
718-340-4530, office
718-644-5789, cell