William and Mary Law School

Law School Awards Record Amount in Public Service Fellowship Support to Students

William & Mary Law School has awarded more than $280,000 in public service fellowships to 90 students who are working this summer at private non-profit organizations and government agencies. These students are serving the public good in the United States and in 13 other countries, including Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Canada, England, India, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

According to Rob Kaplan, Associate Dean for Career Services and Public Service Initiatives and Director of Externships, the amount of fellowship support is the largest in the program's 20 year history. He also noted that fellows are working at a record number of countries outside the U.S.

 "The Law School community can be proud of our students and the good work they will perform this coming summer," Kaplan remarked. "They do remarkable work with modest financial assistance."

 Support for the fellowship program comes from the student body's Public Service Fund, law alumni, the College and the Law School, endowments and law firms that interview on campus. The Virginia Law Foundation, the Virginia State Bar's Criminal Law Section, and William & Mary's Christopher Wren Association also provide grant support.

 Fellowship recipients are assisting the following organizations this summer:

 Albemarle-Charlottesville Public Defender, Charlottesville, VA
Alexandria Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Public Defender, Alexandria,VA
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Baku, Azerbaijan
Ayuda, Washington, DC
Baltimore County State's Attorney, Towson, MD
Bristol County District Attorney, Taunton, MA
British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, England
Center for Human Rights and Environment, Cordoba, Argentina
Charleston County Public Defender, Charleston, SC
Congressional Research Service, American Law Division, Washington, DC
Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, Washington, DC
Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of Community Affairs, Washington, DC
Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of General Counsel, Washington, DC
Federal Public Defender, District of Oregon, Portland, OR
Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk, VA
Fredericksburg Public Defender, Fredericksburg, VA
Gulfcoast Legal Services, St. Petersburg, FL
Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney, Hampton, VA
International Bridges to Justice, Harare, Zimbabwe
International Bridges to Justice, Calcutta, India
International Bridges to Justice, Kigali, Rwanda
International Bridges to Justice, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
International Bureau for Children's Rights, Montreal, Canada
International Justice Mission, Nairobi, Kenya
International Justice Mission, Kampala, Uganda
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, Williamsburg, VA
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, Hampton, VA
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
National Endowment for the Arts, Office of General Counsel, Washington, DC
New Kent County Attorney, New Kent, VA
Newport News City Attorney, Newport News, VA
Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney, Newport News, VA
Newport News Public Defender, Newport News, VA
Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney, Norfolk, VA
Norfolk Public Defender, Norfolk, VA
North Carolina Attorney General's Office, Capital Litigation Division, Raleigh, NC
Northern Virginia Capital Defender, Manassas, VA
Petersburg Commonwealth's Attorney, Petersburg, VA
Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Bangor, ME
Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney, Portsmouth, VA
Public Defender Service, Mental Health Division, Washington, DC
Rappahannock Legal Services, Tappahannock, VA
Regional Housing Legal Services, Glenside, PA
Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Cape Town, South Africa
Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Richmond, VA
San Diego County Public Defender, San Diego, CA
Stark County Family Court, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division, Canton, OH
Street Law, Silver Spring, MD
The Honorable Juliet McKenna, District of Columbia Superior Court, Family Division, Washington, DC
The Honorable M. Hannah Lauck, U.S. District Court (pro se habeas and §1983 claims), Richmond, VA
The Honorable John Facciola, U.S. District Court (criminal docket), Washington, DC
U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, Washington, DC
U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ
U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Newport News, VA
U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk, VA
U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria, VA
U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk, VA
U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida, Tampa, FL
U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility, Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Washington, DC
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Appeals Board, Washington, DC
U.S. Institute of Peace, Rule of Law Program, Washington, DC
United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania
United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime, Vienna, Austria
Virginia Department of Employment Dispute Resolution,
Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Health Professions, Administrative Proceedings Division,
Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Social Services, Division of Child Support Enforcement,
Richmond, VA
Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy,Richmond, VA
Virginia Poverty Law Center, Richmond, VA
Virginia State Board of Elections, Richmond, VA
Williamsburg/James City County Commonwealth's Attorney, Williamsburg, VA