Root-Tilden-Kern scholar Elizabeth-Ann Tierney '11 has been awarded the Juvenile Law Center’s 2011 Zubrow Fellowship in Children’s Law. In September 2011, Tierney will join the center for two years to work on advocacy efforts on behalf of children in the delinquency and dependency systems.
Tierney, who has worked as a fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law as a 2L and 3L, has also worked with the Brooklyn Legal Aid Juvenile Rights Practice, the Defender Association of Philadelphia, and the Urban Justice Center, among other organizations. As a Zubrow Fellow, Tierney will be involved in training, legislative efforts, litigation, policy work, and some direct representation. The Juvenile Law Center promotes children’s rights through litigation, lawyer training, and policy work.
“While I love working directly with clients, I am also passionate about pursuing reform of the juvenile and criminal justice systems on a structural level,” says Tierney, a 2011 Filomen M. D'Agostino scholar. “Eventually, I would like to work in an environment that combines direct representation of young people with systemic advocacy of the sort that the Juvenile Law Center performs. Through this fellowship, I will gain a better understanding of what reforms are needed and how to effectively advocate for them.”
Posted December 21, 2010