Maribel Hernández '10 has won a Fried Frank/MALDEF Fellowship, giving her the opportunity to work for two years at the firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a litigator before spending two years as a staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. At the end of the four-year commitment, fellows have the possibility of returning to Fried Frank or continuing with MALDEF. Hernández is currently clerking for Judge Mary Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

At NYU Law, Hernández, a Bickel & Brewer Scholar, pursued a joint J.D./M.P.A. from NYU and Princeton University. In 2009 she won a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. That prestigious award provides grants and tuition assistance for graduate study to immigrants and children of immigrants striving for leadership in their chosen fields. Hernández was an articles editor of the New York University Law Review and a member of the Immigrant Rights Clinic.

Posted on December 22, 2010