Current H. Stewart Dunn, Jr. Civil Liberties Fellows
Kristin Bergman – Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Cambridge, MA)
Kristin will assist the Berkman Center’s Digital Media Law Project. The Digital Media Law Project (DMLP) focuses on the intersection of First Amendment free speech issues and the internet by facilitating citizen participation in online media and protecting the legal rights of people engaged in speech on the internet. Kristin also will help DMLP’s Online Media Legal Network, a pro bono initiative that connects lawyers with expertise in First Amendment issues with individuals and organizations needing legal assistance.
Kristin served as a Dunn Fellow at the Berkman Center during Summer 2012. She is Senior Articles Editor of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal and has served as a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law. Kristin ‘s leadership roles include treasurer of the Human Security Law Center Student Division, workshop instructor for Constitutional Conversations, and program co-chair for the Institute of Bill of Rights Law Student Division. As an undergraduate at Brown University, Kristin earned honors in English.
Caitlin Cater – American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado Foundation (Denver, CO)
Caitlin will help with a broad range of matters covering the spectrum of the ACLUCF’s mission. She will conduct investigations, research legal issues, assist complainants, and handle advocacy and public education projects.
As adult curriculum coordinator for the Law School’s Constitutional Conversations program, Caitlin coordinates and conducts community education programs involving the Constitution. She serves on the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. Caitlin has interned with the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Prior to law school, she was a fifth grade teacher for Teach for America. Caitlin is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in History and minored in French and Philosophy.
Allison Handler – American Civil Liberties Union National Office (Washington, DC)
Allison will handle federal matters involving voting rights, employment discrimination, and racial justice. Her voting rights projects will deal with defending preclearance in jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination.
Allison is an Election Law Research Fellow, Executive Editor of the Journal of Women and the Law, Secretary of the Volunteer Service Corps, and President of the Jewish Law Student Association. She has interned with the ACLU of Ohio, the National Legislative Affairs Office of the American Jewish Committee, and the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. She earned the highest merit-based honor from Oberlin College, from which she graduated with a degree in Politics.
Lamya Moosa – Council on American-Islamic Relations (Washington, DC)
The Council’s Civil Rights and Legal Departments will benefit from Lamya’s assistance. According to Lamya’s essay in support of her Dunn application, “as a Muslim in post-9/11 America I feel there is a lot of work to be done to protect civil liberties.” She will be the first point of contact for individuals alleging violations of their civil liberties. Lamya also will assist with advocacy and litigation involving claims that law enforcement officials violated individuals’ religious freedom.
Lamya is on the board of the Law School’s Public Service Fund and is a Trial Advocacy Teaching Assistant. She is a Dean’s List Psychology graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she volunteered as a guardian ad litem and interned for an AIDS/HIV treatment action campaign in South Africa.
David Weilnau – American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia Foundation (Richmond, VA)
David will assist with many free speech and civil liberties matters. One example is a lawsuit filed on behalf of five homeless people challenging a municipal panhandling ordinance; the case raises issues under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
A volunteer for De Vecino a Vecino, the Law School’s immigration law society, David helps low-income Spanish-speaking immigrants. He is a member of the William and Mary Law Review and the Volunteer Service Corps. Last summer he interned with the Legal Aid Society of the Roanoke Valley. He has been active with immigrant rights groups and Habitat for Humanity. David earned Phi Beta Kappa honors at Ursinus College with a degree in Politics and a minor in Spanish.
Brian Comiskey – American Civil Liberties Union, National Prison Project (Washington, DC)
Brian is a Monroe Scholar with a double-major in International Relations and Latin American Studies. He has worked as a prisoner rights advocacy intern for the Comité Contra la Tortura, a subdivision of the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria, a human rights NGO based in La Plata, Argentina. Brian serves as a Peer Scholarship Advisor for the Charles Center, advising students on the application process for research and academic scholarship opportunities as well as conducting interview preparation with candidates. Brian is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, and Delta Chi Fraternity, where he served as philanthropy chair.