William and Mary Law School

2013 Summer Public Service Fellowships

William & Mary Law School awarded $327,225 – the most ever awarded by the Law School – to 108 students for public service fellowships during Summer 2013.  Students assisted 100 organizations in 21 states, the District of Columbia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, China, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Switzerland.  Click here for a printable pdf.

Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • CMG Foundation (Richmond, VA)
Child Advocacy and Protection
  • Alliance for Children's Rights, Special Education Program (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Cook County Public Guardian, Juvenile Division (Chicago, IL)
  • Indiana Department of Child Services (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Legal Aid Justice Center, JustChildren Program and Civil Advocacy Division (Richmond, VA)
Civil Legal Aid
  • Blue Ridge Legal Services (Winchester, VA)
  • Boston Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project (Boston, MA)
  • Community Legal Center (Memphis, TN)
  • Legal Aid of West Virginia (Charleston, WV)
  • Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Family Support and Healthcare Division (Charlotte, NC)
  • Mid-Shore Pro Bono (Easton, MD)
  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (San Antonio, TX)
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado Foundation (Denver, CO)
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia Foundation (Richmond, VA)
  • American Civil Liberties Union, National Office, Washington Legislative Office (Washington, DC)
  • Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Digital Media Law Project (Cambridge, MA)
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations, Civil Rights and Legal Departments (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section (Washington, DC)
Consumer Protection
  • Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection (Washington, DC)
  • New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Law, Consumer Counseling Section (Newark, NJ)
  • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (Tokyo, Japan)
  • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (Hamburg, Germany)
Disability Rights
  • Disability Rights Center (Augusta, ME)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section (Washington, DC)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (Cleveland, OH)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Hearings and Appeals (Washington, DC)
  • Virginia State Board of Elections (Richmond, VA)
  • U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Pacific Southwest Region (Sacramento, CA)
Financial and Business Regulation
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement (Washington, DC)
Government Ethics
  • Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Washington, DC)
Health Care
  • Virginia Attorney General, Health Care Fraud and Elder Abuse Section (Richmond, VA)
  • Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Immigrant Services (Richmond, VA)
Indigent Criminal Defense:  Federal
  • Federal Public Defender (Alexandria, VA)
  • Federal Public Defender (Norfolk, VA)
Indigent Criminal Defense:  State and Local
  • Franklin Public Defender (Franklin, VA)
  • Fredericksburg Public Defender (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Hampton Public Defender (Hampton, VA)
  • Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office (Knoxville, TN)
  • Luzerne County Public Defender (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • Montgomery County Public Defender (Rockville, MD)
  • Montgomery County Public Defender (Norristown, PA)
  • Nineteenth Judicial District Public Defender (Clarksville, TN)
  • Norfolk Public Defender (Norfolk, VA) (2)
  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Mental Health Division (Washington, DC)
  • Richmond Public Defender (Richmond, VA)
Intellectual Property
  • White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Director’s Office, Legal (Washington, DC)
International Human Rights
  • Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (Takoradi, Ghana)
  • NAMATI: Innovations in Legal Empowerment (Freetown, Sierra Leone)
  • The Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
  • The Honorable Joseph F. Bianco, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Central Islip, NY)
Labor and Employment
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Richmond, VA)
Law Enforcement and Investigation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (Norfolk, VA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)
  • New York City Police Department Legal Bureau (New York, NY)
Military Justice
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps (Ft. Belvoir, VA)
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Legal and Defense Services (Arlington, VA)
National Security
  • National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division, Counterterrorism Section (Washington, DC)
Post Conflict Peacebuilding/Rule of Law (funded by William & Mary Law School’s Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding)
  • Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center (Beijing, China)
  • Center for Human Rights and Environment (Cordoba, Argentina)
  • Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • East/West Institute Access to Justice Program (Baku, Azerbaijan)
  • East/West Institute Access to Justice Program (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
  • International Bridges to Justice (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
  • International Bridges to Justice (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • International Development Law Organization (Rome, Italy)
  • International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • Khulumani Center for Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations (Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa)
  • National Center for State Courts, International Programs Division (Arlington, VA)
  • People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Women’s Rights Center (Warsaw, Poland)
Prosecution: Federal
  • U.S. Attorney (New Haven, CT)
  • U.S. Attorney (Washington, DC) (3)
  • U.S. Attorney (Knoxville, TN)
  • U.S. Attorney (Alexandria, VA)
  • U.S. Attorney (Newport News, VA)
  • U.S. Attorney (Norfolk, VA) (3)
Prosecution: State and Local
  • Alaska Department of Law (Fairbanks, AK)
  • First Judicial District Attorney of New Mexico (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Fredericksburg Commonwealth's Attorney (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney (Hampton, VA)
  • Iron County Attorney (Cedar City, UT)
  • Los Angeles City Attorney, Central Criminal Trials, Gang Prosecution (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney (Leesburg, VA)
  • Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney (Newport News, VA)
  • Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney (Norfolk, VA)
  • Spotsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney (Spotsylvania, VA)
  • State Attorney, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida (Ft. Pierce, FL)
  • Suffolk County District Attorney, Boston Municipal Court (Boston, MA)
  • Suffolk County District Attorney, Gun Prosecution Unit (Boston, MA)
  • Williamsburg/James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney (Williamsburg, VA) (2)
  • York County District Attorney, Appellate Division (York, PA)
State and Local Government: Civil
  • Cuyahoga County Department of Law (Cleveland, OH)
  • Massachusetts Office of the Governor, Legal Counsel (Boston, MA)
  • New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Law (Trenton, NJ) (2)
  • Newport News City Attorney (Newport News, VA)
  • Virginia Attorney General, Executive & Administrative Division, Opinions Counsel Section (Richmond, VA)
Veterans Assistance
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel (Hampton, VA) (2)
Women’s Advocacy
  • Women’s Foundation of Colorado (Denver, CO)