2017 Summer Public Service Fellowships

For Summer 2017, 102 students received William & Mary Law School public service fellowships totaling $313,305.  Students will assist 94 organizations in 17 states, the District of Columbia, Cambodia, China, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Switzerland.


Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Chief Counsel (Washington, DC)


Capital Punishment

American Bar Association Death Penalty Due Process Review Project (Washington, DC)


Child Advocacy and Protection

District of Columbia Attorney General, Child Support Services Division (Washington, DC)
Kids in Need of Defense (Falls Church, VA)
United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (Washington, DC)


Civil Legal Aid

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (Richmond, VA)
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (Hampton, VA)
Legal Aid Works (Fredericksburg, VA)
Pisgah Legal Services (Marion, NC)


Civil Liberties/Civil Rights

American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia Foundation (Richmond, VA)
City of Chicago Department of Law, Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division (Chicago, IL)


Disability Rights

disAbility Law Center of Virginia (Richmond, VA)


Domestic Violence

Transitions Family Violence Services (Hampton, VA)
Wayne County Prosecutor, Domestic Violence Unit (Detroit, MI)


Drug Enforcement Administration

United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Chief Counsel (Washington, DC) (3)


Election Law/Voting Rights

Brennan Center for Justice, Democracy Program (Washington, DC)
National Conference of State Legislatures, Elections Team (Denver, CO)
Virginia Governor’s Counsel’s Office (Richmond, VA)



United States Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)



California Attorney General, Environmental Land Law Section (Los Angeles, CA)
South Carolina Environmental Law Project (Georgetown, SC)
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (Washington, DC)
Virginia Attorney General, Commerce, Environment and Technology Division, Environmental Section (Richmond, VA)


 Health Care

Legal Information Network for Cancer (Richmond, VA)
United States Department of Justice, Office of Vaccine Litigation (Washington, DC)



Ayuda (Falls Church, VA)
Legal Aid Justice Center, Civil and Immigration Advocacy Project (Charlottesville, VA)
United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Dallas Immigration Court (Dallas, TX)


Indigent Criminal Defense:  Federal

Federal Public Defender, Middle District of Florida (Tampa, FL)
Federal Public Defender, Western District of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)


Indigent Criminal Defense:  State and Local

Fairfax Public Defender (Fairfax, VA) (2)
Hampton Public Defender (Hampton, VA) (3)
Norfolk Public Defender (Norfolk, VA)
Orange County and Osceola County Public Defender (Orlando, FL)
Washtenaw County Public Defender (Ann Arbor, MI)



Campus Crusade for Christ International, Office of General Counsel (Orlando, FL)


Federal Government Operations

United States General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General (Washington, DC)
National Archives and Records Administration, Office of General Counsel (College Park, MD)

International Development

United States Agency for International Development, Office of the General Counsel, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East (Washington, DC)


International Trade

United States Department of Commerce, Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance (Washington, DC)



Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of the Chief Staff Attorney (Richmond, VA)
The Honorable Louis Bloom, Kanawha County Circuit Court (Charleston, WV)
The Honorable Richard Buchter, Queens County Supreme Court (Kew Gardens, NY)
The Honorable Maynard Kirpalani, Middlesex County Superior Court (Woburn, MA)
The Honorable M. Hannah Lauck, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
The Honorable Elizabeth McClanahan, Supreme Court of Virginia (Abingdon, VA)
The Honorable David Novak, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
The Honorable Michael Reagan, United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
(East St. Louis, IL)


Labor and Employment

California Department of Justice, Employment and Administrative Mandate Section (Los Angeles, CA)
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Office of Chief Counsel (Washington, DC)
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (Richmond, VA)


United States Senate Judiciary Committee (Washington, DC)


Military Justice

United States Navy, Judge Advocate General Corps (Washington, DC)


National Security

United States Attorney, District of Columbia, National Security Section (Washington, DC)
United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, Criminal Law 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 (Beijing, China)
Democracy for Development (Pristina, Kosovo)
East West Management Institute (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
International Bridges to Justice (Geneva, Switzerland) (2)
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Office of the Prosecutor and Special Appeals (The Hague, Netherlands)
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Constitution Building and Processes Programme (The Hague, Netherlands)
Khulumani Support Group (Johannesburg, South Africa)
National Center for State Courts, International Programs Division (Arlington, VA) (2)
One Plus One Disabled Persons’ Cultural Development Center (Beijing, China)
Open Development Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
Open Development Mekong (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (Cape Town, South Africa)
United States Institute of Peace (Washington, DC)


Prosecution: Federal

United States Attorney, Central District of California, Violent and Organized Crime Section
(Los Angeles, CA)
United States Attorney, District of Columbia (Washington, DC) (3)
United States Attorney, District of Columbia, Appellate Section (Washington, DC)
United States Attorney, District of Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
United States Attorney, Western District of New York (Buffalo, NY)
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia (Newport News, VA)
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk, VA)
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond, VA)


Prosecution: State and Local

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney (Annapolis, MD)
Arlington County and City of Falls Church Commonwealth’s Attorney (Falls Church, VA)
Colonial Heights Commonwealth's Attorney (Colonial Heights, VA)
Erie County District Attorney, Homicide Bureau (Buffalo, NY)
Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney (Hampton, VA)
Jackson County Prosecutor (Kansas City, MO)
Livingston County Prosecutor (Howell, MI)
Monmouth County Prosecutor (Freehold, NJ)
Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney (Newport News, VA)
Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney (Portsmouth, VA)
Williamsburg/James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney (Williamsburg, VA)
Worcester County District Attorney, Forfeiture Unit (Worcester, MA)


State and Local Government: Civil

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Department of Law (Nashville, TN)
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Law, Office of the Attorney General (Trenton, NJ) (2)
Newport News City Attorney (Newport News, VA)
New York Attorney General, Litigation Bureau (Buffalo, NY)
Nassau County Attorney, Litigation Bureau (Mineola, NY)
Washington State Attorney General, Revenue and Finance Division (Olympia, WA)