Ward '09 wins children's rights fellowship

Ellison Ward '09 has won a Sinsheimer Children's Rights Fellowship from the Partnership for Children's Rights, a nonprofit law firm founded by Warren J. Sinsheimer (LL.M. '57) that advocates for disadvantaged children in New York City. As a Sinsheimer Fellow, Ward will serve as an attorney for children in low-income families who require assistance with special education needs and social security disability; the work includes representation in administrative hearings and other litigation, and cooperation with social service professionals. During her time at the Law School, Ward has interned with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, served as managing editor of the New York University Law Review and participated in the Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic; she earned a bachelor's degree in religion from Princeton University.