William and Mary Law School

Law School's Summer Public Service Fellowship Program Sets New Records

William & Mary Law School has awarded $300,000 in Summer Public Service Fellowships to 109 rising second and third-year students. This is the most money ever awarded and the largest number of students to receive summer fellowships in the program's history, school officials said. Students will work at 91 non-profit organizations and government agencies in 18 states, the District of Columbia, and seven other countries. In 2009, the school awarded $282,231 in fellowships to 104 students.

Law School Dean Davison M. Douglas said he is proud that the school is able to provide support to more students this year.  "This is consistent with the Law School's commitment to public service," he said.  Since 2003, more than 700 law students have received fellowships through the program to support their public service work in more than 20 countries.

Associate Dean Robert Kaplan directs public service initiatives at the Law School. He lauded the summer fellowships for "making a meaningful difference to the public service fabric of the Law School, the lives of our students, and the organizations and clients they serve."

Support for the 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 will assist the following organizations this summer:
 

Organization

City

State/Country

ACLU of Georgia

Atlanta

GA

Advocates for Informed Choice

Cotati

CA

Alexandria Public Defender

Alexandria

VA

American Bar Association, Commission on Domestic Violence

Washington

DC

American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative

Baku

Azerbaijan

American Immigration Council, Legal Action Center

Washington

DC

California Governor's Office of Legal Affairs

Sacramento

CA

Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition

Washington

DC

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Assistance Services

Omaha

NE

Center for Disability Law and Policy

Galway

Ireland

Center for Human Rights and the Environment

Cordoba

Argentina

Charlottesville Public Defender

Charlottesville

VA

Children's Law Center of Los Angeles

Monterey Park

CA

Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington

Washington

DC

Colonial Heights Commonwealth's Attorney (2)

Colonial Heights

VA

Connecticut Attorney General, Public Safety Department

Hartford

CT

Dallas County Public Defender

Dallas

TX

East Bay Community Law Center, Neighborhood Justice Center

Berkeley

CA

Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina

Charlotte

NC

Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of Virginia

Alexandria

VA

Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of Virginia

Norfolk

VA

Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of Virginia

Richmond

VA

Frederick County Commonwealth's Attorney

Winchester

VA

Fredericksburg City Attorney

Fredericksburg

VA

Fredericksburg Public Defender (2)

Fredericksburg

VA

Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney (4)

Hampton

VA

House of Ruth Maryland, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Baltimore

MD

International Bridges to Justice

Vihiga District

Kenya

International Bridges to Justice (2)

Geneva

Switzerland

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Arusha

Tanzania

International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Washington

DC

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Stockholm

Sweden

Kane County State's Attorney

St. Charles

IL

Legal Aid Justice Center

Richmond

VA

Legal Aid of North Carolina

Raleigh

NC

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (3)

Williamsburg

VA

Legal Information Network For Cancer

Richmond

VA

Legal Services of Greater Miami

Miami

FL

Maine Attorney General, Civil Rights and Consumer Protection Divisions

Augusta

ME

Maryland Attorney General, Antitrust Division

Baltimore

MD

Maryland Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Division

Baltimore

MD

National Consumer Law Center

Boston

MA

New Hampshire Legal Aid

Portsmouth

NH

Newport News City Attorney (2)

Newport News

VA

Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney

Newport News

VA

Newport News Juvenile Drug Court

Newport News

VA

Newport News Public Defender (4)

Newport News

VA

Norfolk City Attorney

Norfolk

VA

Norfolk Public Defender (2)

Norfolk

VA

North Carolina Attorney General, Special Litigation Section

Raleigh

NC

North Carolina Prosecutorial District 6-A

Halifax

NC

Ohio Attorney General

Columbus

OH

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Chief Counsel, Northeast Regional Office

Wilkes-Barre

PA

Pennsylvania Governor's Office of General Counsel

Harrisburg

PA

Philadelphia City Solicitor

Philadelphia

PA

Philadelphia District Attorney

Philadelphia

PA

Rutherford Institute

Charlottesville

VA

Staten Island Legal Services

Staten Island

NY

U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia (3)

Washington

DC

U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland

Baltimore

MD

U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts, Criminal Division

Springfield

MA

U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts, Criminal Division, Major Crimes Unit

Boston

MA

U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

PA

U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Tennessee, Criminal and Civil Divisions

Chattanooga

TN

U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Criminal Division

Alexandria

VA

U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Criminal Division

Newport News

VA

U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Criminal Division

Richmond

VA

U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida, Civil Division (2)

Tampa

FL

U.S. Attorney, Northern District of New York

Syracuse

NY

U.S. Attorney, Western District of North Carolina, Criminal Division

Charlotte

NC

U.S. Attorney, Western District of Virginia, Criminal Division

Harrisonburg

VA

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Departmental Appeals Board, Alternative Dispute Resolution Division

Washington

DC

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel, Office of Program Enforcement

Washington

DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Washington

DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Section

Washington

DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review

Falls Church

VA

U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review, Denver Immigration Court

Denver

CO

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Mine Safety and Health (2)

Arlington

VA

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel

Washington

DC

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel

Hampton

VA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance

Washington

DC

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Richmond

VA

U.S. Institute of Peace, Rule of Law Program

Washington

DC

United Nations Population Fund, Gender, Human Rights, and Culture Branch

New York

NY

Virginia Attorney General, Public Safety and Enforcement Division, Computer Crimes Unit

Richmond

VA

Virginia Capital Defender, Central Region (3)

Richmond

VA

Virginia Department of Employment Dispute Resolution

Richmond

VA

Virginia Department of Health Professions (2)

Henrico

VA

Virginia Legal Aid Society

Suffolk

VA

Virginia State Bar, Department of Professional Regulation

Richmond

VA

Winchester Commonwealth's Attorney

Winchester

VA