Celina Caban (’14) has been awarded the 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship. Fellows are selected based on their academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing the status of women in the profession. The winners reflect a full range of diverse interests and backgrounds, with women pursuing opportunities in public interest, academia, and private sector in every region of the country.
As a 2013-2014 Ms. JD Fellow, Caban will be mentored by Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Denny Chin and will collaborate on a project with 17 other third-year law students to promote women in the law. She also hopes to launch a judicial internship program geared towards inspiring inner-city, minority youth to pursue a career in law.
The fellowship is Ms. JD’s program to promote mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys. Each fellow is paired with a mentor chosen from among the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s Margaret Brent Award Winners and Commissioners.
Celina is currently a third-year student at CUNY School of Law. She is the special events editor for the CUNY Law Review. She has interned in the Southern District with U.S. Magistrate Ronald Ellis, though the support of the 2012 Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Student Scholarship. This past summer, she interned in the Eastern District with District Judge John Gleeson through the Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program.
Read more about Caban and her father, a fellow CUNY Law alumnus, in an article from the CUNY Magazine