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Law School Names Eight Public Service Fellows

November 11, 2011

The law school has selected eight recent graduates to receive fellowships as part of its Public Service Fellowship Program, launched last year.

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

Nadia Adawi, Class of 2011, Environmental Justice Institute

Kiran Akhter, Class of 2011, New Jersey Public Defender Office-Middlesex Adult Trial Region

Juan Baez, Class of 2010, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania

Samantha Fowler, Class of 2011, Philadelphia Family Court – Domestic Violence Unit

Agnieszka Grochowska, Class of 2011, Nationalities Service Center

James Madsen, Class of 2011, Northampton County Office of the Public Defender

Kelly Payne, Class of 2011, Irish Immigration Center of Greater Philadelphia

Samantha Vance Rieck, Class of 2011, Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors

“These fellows are dedicated, public-interest minded advocates,” said Karen Pearlman Raab, director for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs. “We’re very pleased to offer support so that they can provide needed legal services to the community.”