WBA Foundation Founders Fellowship

The Women’s Bar Association Foundation Founders Fellowship, established in 2006 and awarded annually, supports an area law school and allows a law student to work with local legal services providers on projects to benefit women and girls in our community.

Recipients:
2017 - Georgetown University Law Center (Melissa McClure, The Legal Aid Society of DC)
Click here to read Melissa's personal essay about her experience. 


2016-The University of the District of Colubmia David A. Clarke School of Law (Jessica Guinyard, Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.)
    Click here to read Jessica's personal essay about her experience working as a summer law clerk.

2015-George Washington University School of Law (Heba Dafashy, Tahirih Justice Center)
    Click here to read Heba's personal essay about her experience working as an immigration and family law intern.


2014-Howard University School of Law (Maria J. Maldonado, Neighborhood Legal Services Program)
    Click here to read Maria's personal essay about her experience working with low-income families to help them with family law cases.


2013-American University Washington College of Law (Jessica Alatorre, Tahirih Justice Center)
    Click here to read Jessica's personal essay about her experience working with immigrant women and girls fleeing violence and seeking justice at the Tahirih Justice Center.


2012-The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
(Rebecca Lee Zimmerman, Children’s Law Center)
    Click here to read Rebecca's personal essay about her experience helping children achieve permanency in stable, loving homes by providing free, high quality legal assistance to third-party and kinship caregivers in adoption, custody, and guardianship cases.

2011-Georgetown University Law Center (Margot Dankner, Tahirih Justice Center)
    Click here to read Margot's personal essay about her work protecting immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States.

2010-University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (Evan Mascagni, HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic)
    Click here to read Evan's personal essay about his efforts to provide legal services to women and children affected by HIV/AIDs.

2009-George Washington University Law School (Jennifer Soleil Rodrigue, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty)
   Click here to read Jennifer's personal essay about her work to protect the homes of victims of domestic violence.

 
2008-Howard University Law School (Courtney Dixon, Sexual Assault Legal Institute)

2007-American University Washington College of Law


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