Stanford Law School Graduates and Recent Alums Embark on Wide Range of Public Interest Fellowships

Stanford Law School (SLS) has recognized 39 SLS graduates and recent alums who received postgraduate fellowships, government honors positions, and offers of employment in public interest settings, including civil rights, criminal justice, environmental law, and civil governmental agencies. Paid postgraduate fellowships allow law school graduates to work full time for at least one year (some organizations provide more years of funding) on projects and programs designed to further the public interest.

SLS-Funded Fellowships

Offered by the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law, this year’s 15 SLS-funded fellowships are part of SLS’s broader efforts to support the pursuit of careers in public interest. Levin Center staff also work closely to help graduates secure externally funded fellowships, government honors positions, and other entry-level public interest positions. Along with fellowships for its graduates, SLS provides students a number of opportunities to learn about public interest law, including through its robust pro bono program, externships, mentorships, career services, speaker series, and financial assistance. The Levin Center provides more than $6 million every year in direct grants to students for academic, summer, and post-graduate programs.

Stanford Law School Fellowships

Royce Chang, JD ’23

“I will be on the newly established Worker Protection Team of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and will be assisting with affirmative litigation and policy projects related to employee misclassification, wage theft, and abusive workplace practices.”

William Eck, JD ’23

“I will be working to ensure that New York’s mental health crisis response system serves its residents better, both by holding the city responsible for tragedies that arise from police involvement in these crises, and by researching workable alternatives that don’t involve armed officers.”

Yi Li, JD ‘23

“I will work to protect and expand the informational privacy rights of youth using extended foster care services, mobilize alongside other youth advocacy organizations to protect youths’ privacy rights more broadly, and create tools for advocates and litigators to assess future policies and settlement proposals targeting youth and people with disabilities through a privacy lens.”

Marisa Lowe, JD ’23

“I will join the White House Gender Policy Council to support efforts to advance gender equity and equality, including the pursuit of policies protecting reproductive rights, combating gender-based violence, and promoting economic security and participation.”

Stanford Law School Deane F. Johnson Fellowship

Kerry Guerin, JD ’23

“I will return to Communities for a Better Environment to support Richmond residents to fight for environmental justice and a Just Transition by holding polluters accountable for harm in Richmond and securing a healthier future.”

Stanford Law School International Fellowships

Ragini Gupta, LLM ’23

“I will work at environmental non-profit ClientEarth on the organization’s Climate Finance project, focusing on Asia, particularly India.”

Stanford Law School Criminal Defense Fellowship

Stanford Law School Civitas Fellowship

Hannah Subega, JD ’23

“I will work at the Spero Justice Center to advocate on behalf of incarcerated people in Colorado who were convicted of their crimes between the ages of 18 and 25 and are now serving excessive prison sentences.”

Federal and State Government Honors Programs

Kristin Holladay, JD ’21

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General (Bristow Fellowship)

Rob Meyer, JD ’21

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Federal Programs (US DOJ Honors Program)

John Hare-Grogg, JD ’21

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Honors Program)

Mat Simkovits, JD ‘22

California Attorney General (CA AG Honors Program)

Sarah Smith, JD ’22

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Section (US DOJ Honors Program)

Bridget Morrison, JD ’23

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Fellowship)

Other Government Positions

Kate Gaumond, JD ’22

California Attorney General’s office, Natural Resources Section

Megan Koilparampil, JD ’23

Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office

Cameron Silverberg, JD ’21

US DOJ, Civil Division, Federal Programs

Camila Strassle, JD ’23

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel

Non-Profit, Private Public Interest Law Firms, and Other Entry-Level Positions

Sabrina Devereaux, JD ’23

Earthjustice (Staff Attorney position)

Seth Goldman, JD ’23

Shute Mihaly & Weinberger (SMW Fellowship)

Aru Gonzalez, JD ’22

Public Counsel (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)

Shayla Harris, JD ‘23

ACLU of Northern California (ACLU Fellowship)

Yulie Landon, JD ’22

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, (Justice Catalyst Fellowship)

Christopher Middleton, JD ’21

Youth Law Center (Equal Justice Works Fellowship)

Saraswati Rathod, JD ’23

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Raisa Reed, JD ’23

Philadelphia Defender Association

Grace Rybak, JD ‘21

Bredhoff & Kaiser

Elias Schultz, JD ’22

Sanford Heisler Sharp

Catherine Seita, JD ‘23

Sanford Heisler Sharp (Litigation Fellowship)

Noelle Smith, JD ’21

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project (Skadden Fellowship)

Sydney Speizman, JD ’23

Earthrights International (Justice Catalyst Fellowship)

Raevyn Walker, JD ’23

Sanford Heisler Sharp (Deborah L. Rhode Fellowship)