William and Mary Law School

2015 Summer Public Service Fellowships

William & Mary Law School awarded $348,960 to 131 students – the most money and the largest number of students in the history of the Law School’s Summer Public Service Fellowship Programs.  The attached report lists the organizations students will assist: government agencies, judges, nonprofits, legal aid offices, NGOs, prosecutors, and public defenders in 23 states, DC, Azerbaijan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, East Timor, Indonesia, Republic of Georgia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Uganda. 

Capital Punishment
Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel (Jackson, MS)
Northern Virginia Capital Defender (Arlington, VA)
South Carolina Commission for Indigent Defense, Capital Trial Division (Columbia, SC)

Child Advocacy and Protection
Children’s Law Center of California (Monterey Park, CA) (2)
Colorado Legal Services, Family and Children Unit (Denver, CO)
Council for Children’s Rights (Charlotte, NC)
FAIR Girls (Washington, DC)
Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (New Orleans, LA)
Partnership for Children’s Rights (New York, NY)
Virginia Attorney General, Health, Education, and Social Services Division, Child Support Enforcement Section (Richmond, VA)

Civil Legal Aid
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (Richmond, VA)
Legal Aid Justice Center (Richmond, VA) (2)
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (Williamsburg, VA) (3)
Legal Services of Northern Virginia (Fairfax, VA)
Montana Legal Services Association (Helena, MT)
Northwest Justice Project (Everett, WA)

Consumer Law
New Jersey Attorney General, Law Division, Consumer Affairs Counseling Section (Newark, NJ)
New York Attorney General, Consumer Frauds Bureau (Brooklyn, NY)
Public Counsel, Consumer Law & Bankruptcy Project (Los Angeles, CA)

Diplomacy
United States Department of State, Embassy of the United States (Madrid, Spain)

Disability Rights
disAbility Law Center (Richmond, VA)
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (Berkeley, CA)

Election Law
National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver, CO)

Environmental Law
California Attorney General, Public Rights Division, Natural Resources Section (San Francisco, CA)
North Carolina Attorney General, Environmental Division, Administrative Section (Raleigh, NC)
North Carolina Attorney General, Environmental Division, Waste Management Section (Raleigh, NC)
United States Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor (Pittsburgh, PA)
United States Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Defense Section (Washington, DC)
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (Washington, DC) (4)
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel (Philadelphia, PA)

Faith-Based
Campus Crusade for Christ, Office of General Counsel (Ft. Collins, CO)

Federal Government: Civil
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Office of Chief Counsel (Greenbelt, MD)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, Office of Chief Counsel (Hampton, VA)
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Civil Division (Norfolk, VA)

Financial and Business Regulation
United States Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Bank Activities and Structure Division (Washington, DC)
United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement (Denver, CO)
Virginia Attorney General, Financial Law and Government Support Section (Richmond, VA)

Health Care Law
Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (Chicago, IL)
NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation (Durham, NC)
National Women’s Law Center, Health & Reproductive Rights Health Team (Washington, DC)

Human Trafficking
Safe Horizon, Anti-Trafficking Program (New York, NY)

Immigration Law
Ayuda (Falls Church, VA)
United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Immigration Court (Baltimore, MD)
United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Immigration Court (Miami, FL)

Indigent Criminal Defense:  Federal
Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk, VA) (3)
Federal Public Defender, Western District of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

 Indigent Criminal Defense:  State and Local
Alaska Public Defender Agency (Anchorage, AK)
Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Appellate Division (Atlanta, GA)
Gideon’s Promise (Nashville, TN)
Hampton Public Defender (Hampton, VA) (2)
New England Innocence Project (Boston, MA)
Norfolk Public Defender (Norfolk, VA) (4)

International Trade Law
United States International Trade Commission, Office of Inspector General (Washington, DC)

Judiciary
The Honorable Roderick Young, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
The Honorable Roger Titus, United States District Court, District of Maryland (Greenbelt, MD)

Labor and Employment Law
Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel, Department of Labor & Industry (Harrisburg, PA)
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Federal Operations (Washington, DC) (2)

Military Justice
United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General Corps (Andrews AFB, MD)
United States Coast Guard, Judge Advocate General Corps (Yorktown, VA)

National Security Law
United States Department of Homeland Security, Office of General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Division (Washington, DC)

Post Conflict Peacebuilding/Rule of Law (funded by William & Mary Law School’s Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding)
Ba Distrito Program (Dili, East Timor)
Center for Legal Aid and Regional Development (Prishtina, Kosovo)
Democracy for Development (Prishtina, Kosovo)
East West Management Institute (Baku, Azerbaijan)
East West Management Institute (Yangon and Mandalay, Burma)
East West Management Institute (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
East West Management Institute (Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia)
Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (Atlanta, Georgia)
International Bridges to Justice (Beijing, China)
International Bridges to Justice (Geneva, Switzerland)
International Bridges to Justice (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (The Hague, Netherlands)
Kemitraan Election Law Society (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Khulumani Center for Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparation (Johannesburg, South Africa)
National Center for State Courts, International Programs Division (Arlington, VA)
People Against Suffering, Poverty and Oppression (Cape Town, South Africa)
Prague/Burma Center and CEELI Institute (Yangon, Burma, and Prague, Czech Republic)
Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) Program (Kampala, Uganda) (2)
United States Institute of Peace (Washington, DC)

Prosecution: Federal
United States Attorney, District of Columbia (Washington, DC) (3)
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
United States Attorney, Western District of Kentucky (Louisville, KY)
United States Attorney, District of Montana, Tribal Liaison (Helena, MT)
United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York (Central Islip, NY)
United States Attorney, Western District of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC)
United States Attorney, District of South Dakota (Sioux Falls, SD)
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia (Newport News, VA) (2)
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond, VA) (2)
United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs (Washington, DC)

Prosecution: State and Local
Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney, Financial Crimes Unit (Annapolis, MD)
Colonial Heights Commonwealth's Attorney (Colonial Heights, VA)
DuPage County State’s Attorney (Wheaton, IL)
Harris County District Attorney, Organized Crime Section (Houston, TX)
Mecklenburg County District Attorney (Charlotte, NC) (2)
Miami-Dade State Attorney (Miami, FL)
New Kent County Commonwealth's Attorney (New Kent, VA)
Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney (Newport News, VA) (2)
Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney (Norfolk, VA)
North Carolina Attorney General, Criminal Division, Capital Litigation/Federal Habeas Section (Raleigh, NC)
North Carolina Attorney General, Criminal Division, Law Enforcement Liaison Section (Raleigh, NC)
Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney (Stafford, VA)
Summit County Prosecutor, Juvenile Division and Child Protective Unit (Akron, OH)
Texas Attorney General, Criminal Division (Austin, TX)
Virginia Attorney General, Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Unit (Richmond, VA)
Williamsburg/James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney (Williamsburg, VA) (2)

State and Local Government: Civil
Henrico County Attorney (Richmond, VA)
Hollywood City Attorney (Hollywood, FL)
New York Attorney General (Rochester, NY)

Telecommunications Law
Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division (Washington, DC)