Twenty Five Stanford Law School Students Named 2013 Ford Foundation Fellows

Today the Ford Foundation announced 25 Stanford Law School students selected to participate in the foundation’s new Law School Public Interest Fellowship Program. The Stanford Law School students will work with Ford grantee organizations around the world during the summer of 2013 to improve the lives of others through legal analysis, litigation and public policy advocacy.

The Ford Foundation Law School Public Interest Fellowship Program was first announced in September 2012. Stanford Law School was chosen as one of four law schools to share a $1.7 million grant designed to support ten-week summer student fellowships focused on international and domestic public interest practice­­­. The fellowships are open to first-and second-year law students. Those selected each receive $15,000 over the summer, giving them the opportunity to have substantive and transformative experiences as interns in the field of public interest law.

The John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law administers the Ford fellowship program at Stanford.

The following is a list of the Stanford Law School students who were selected for the fellowship and the grantee organizations where they will intern this summer:

Action Canada for Population and Development Geneva, Switzerland Rebecca Vogel
Alliance for a Better Community Los Angeles, California Cesar De La Vega
Asian Law Caucus San Francisco, CA Nisha Kashyap
Beijing Qianqian Law Firm Beijing, China Nicole Marquez
Brennan Center for Justice New York, NY Kevin Jason
Center for American Progress Washington, D.C. Abhay Aneja
Center for Reproductive Rights New York, NY Lauren Finkelstein
Constitution Project Washington, D.C. Roberto De Luca
Environmental Defense Fund New York, NY Amanda Prasuhn
Human Rights First New York, NY Neel Lalchandani
Indian Law Resource Center Washington, D.C. Ashlee Pinto
International Commission of Jurists Geneva, Switzerland Mark Middaugh
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Los Angeles, California Mikael Rojas
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund New York, NY Jennifer Williams
National Employment Law Project Washington, D.C. Briane Cornish
National Employment Law Project Oakland, CA Camden Vilkin
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Washington, D.C. Salvatore Bonaccorso
National Health Law Program Los Angeles, California Byung-Kwan Park
National Immigration Law Center Washington, D.C. Stacy Villalobos
National Immigration Law Center Los Angeles, California Atenas Burrola
Native American Rights Fund Boulder, Colorado Steven Seber
Public Citizen Foundation Washington, D.C. Sophia Rios
The Sentencing Project Washington, D.C. Christopher Lewis
Vera Institute of Justice Washington, D.C. Alyssa Weis
Women’s Link Worldwide Madrid, Spain Denise Ballesteros