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News Posted on April 18, 2013

King Hall Students Named as UC Human Rights and John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellows

Four King Hall students will receive prestigious fellowships that enable them to work on important human rights and public interest law projects, the California International Law Center at King Hall (CILC) has announced.

Imron Bhatti '14 and Anita Mukherji '14 will receive 2013 UC Human Rights Fellowships, which provide grants of $4,500 each. Bhatti will be working with San Francisco-based nonprofit Accountability Counsel, supporting their case work and policy advocacy in India. As an intern at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant in Berkeley, Mukherji will participate in all stages of representation for affirmative asylum applicants, culminating in representing them at the San Francisco Asylum Office.

John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships have been awarded to Elizabeth Ballart '14 and Anna von Herrmann '14, who will receive grants of $5,000 each.  In partnership with the Disability Rights Program of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), Ballart's project will address the needs of low-income workers with hidden disabilities. Von Herrmann will be working as a law clerk with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) LGBT and AIDS Project in their national office in New York City, where she will contribute to the Project's impact litigation work in a large variety of LGBT rights areas, from employment discrimination to marriage equality.

The 2013 fellows will be recognized at the Public Service Graduation on April 26. CILC would like to thank all applicants and the Fellowship Selection Committee: Professor Karima Bennoune, Professor and Director of Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas Almerindo Ojeda, and Career Services Associate Director Kirsten Hill.