Stanford Law School students and alumni garnered a significant number of public interest law fellowships in recent months, including the following.

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP

Catherine Crump ’04 will work with the national office of the ACLU to develop new litigation strategies to combat government restrictions on political dissent and the exercise of free speech. Monica Ramirez ’04 will work with the ACLU national Immigrants’ Rights Project to advance the rights of day laborers in California through community education and strategic litigation. Yael Zakai ’05 will work with the Children’s Law Center to represent public school students in the Washington, D.C., area who are inappropriately disciplined because of their special education needs.

SKADDEN PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP 

Shakti Belway ’05 will work with the Mississippi Center for Justice to challenge institutional barriers to equal education and represent students inappropriately diverted into special education programs. Karie Lew ’04 will work with the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, California, to protect and advance the rights of foster children by pursuing programmatic reform and providing individual representation. Bryn Martyna ’05 will work with the National Center for Youth Law in Washington State to improve placement and relocation policies and the coordination between court-appointed advocates for foster children. Sharon Terman ’04 will work with the Employment Law Center to engage in direct representation, public education, and reform efforts to implement California’s new paid family leave laws.

FRIED FRANK FELLOWSHIP 

Alexis Karteron ’04 will spend two years at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, followed by two years at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

IRA GLASSER RACIAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP

Ray Ybarra ’05 will use this ACLU fellowship to further his ongoing work with migrants in the border area of Arizona and Mexico, focusing on documenting the actions of vigilantes.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HONORS PROGRAM

Marcy Cook ’05 will work in the Civil Division. Michael Ferrara ’03 and Nicola Mrazek ’04 will work in the Criminal Division. Catherine Wannamaker ’03 will work in the Environment and Natural Resources Division.