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News Posted on May 2, 2012

Monica Crooms '13, Hannah Labaree '13, Miles Prince '14, Nienke Schouten '14 Awarded Human Rights and Public Interest Fellowships

The California International Law Center at King Hall (CILC) has announced that four King Hall students have won CILC-administrated summer 2012 fellowships.

UC Human Rights Fellowships are grants of $4,500 each to support fieldwork, domestically or internationally, with human rights organizations related to the student's area of study. This summer's UC Human Rights fellows include:

  • Monica Crooms '13, who will work to secure immigration benefits for victims of human trafficking, torture, and domestic abuse with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
  • Hannah Labaree '13, who will work on litigation, community education, and policy reform around death penalty and juvenile justice issues with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.

John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships, grants of $5,000 each to support work in public interest law, are awarded through a partnership between the Law School and the foundation established by former law clerks of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stevens.  This summer's fellowships were awarded to:

  • Miles Prince '14, who will work to address bullying and harassment in California schools through the Seth Walsh Student Rights Project with the ACLU Foundation of Southern California.
  • Nienke Schouten '14, who will provide legal support to asylum seekers and undocumented victims of crime with the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant.

The fellows were honored at the 2012 Public Service Graduation.  CILC offered thanks to the Fellowship Selection Committee: Almerindo Ojeda, Professor of Linguistics and Director, Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas; Kirsten Hill '04, Associate Director of Career Services and Public Interest Career Planning at UC Davis School of Law; Professor Afra Afsharipour, and Professor Anupam Chander, CILC's Director.