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Law School Names 10 Public Service Fellows

November 08, 2010

The law school has selected 10 recent graduates to receive fellowships as part of the newly launched Public Service Fellowship Program.

The following fellows will receive part-time compensation for their work with public interest organizations over a six-month period beginning Dec. 1:

Paul Jamain, Class of 2010, Defenders Association of Philadelphia
Meryl Katz, Class of 2009, AIDS Law Project
Jacquelyn Kline, Class of 2009, Nationalities Service Center
Milena Mladenovich, Class of 2009, South African Human Rights Commission
Jaimee Moore, Class of 2010, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
K.O. Myers, Class of 2009, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
Gabriela Nirenburg, Class of 2010, Community Legal Services
Jeffrey Stacey, Class of 2010, PennFuture
Cory Thomas, Class of 2010, Complex Litigation Center
Tracy Tripp, Class of 2010, Capital Habeas Unit of the Community Federal Defender Organization for the    Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Jacquelyn Kline said the fellowship with the Nationalities Service Center, where she has been working on a pro bono basis, will allow her to pursue her passionate interest in immigration law.

“I’ll be able to help more immigrants who lack resources to hire an attorney,” Kline said.

The fellowship will allow Tracy Tripp to research habeas law and help write habeas petitions for death-row inmates represented by the Capital Habeas Unit of the Community Federal Defender Organization for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

“I am thrilled to be granted this opportunity to work with and learn from some of the smartest, most dedicated lawyers in the country, all while fighting the good fight for some of our most vulnerable fellow citizens,” Tripp said. “I am also once again pleased, not only with my decision to go to Drexel, but that my new alma mater is continuing to support and encourage students' public interest careers and alumni public service in general.” 

Karen Pearlman Raab, director for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs, said the fellows represent some of the school’s most outstanding public-interest-minded graduates.

“With this funding, our fellows will be able to provide meaningful legal services to the community,” Pearlman said.