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:
2018 - The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Rebecca DeVerter, International Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Click here to read Rebecca's personal essay about her experience. 

Mariah Hosie, Aequitas
Click here to read Mariah's personal essay about her experience. 

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 Columbia 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