The Skadden Fellowship Foundation has selected Juan Bedoya ’20, Jordan Berger ’20, Maia Cole ’20, and Allison Zimmer ’18 to be part of its 2020 fellowship class. Each year, the foundation selects around 30 fellows to fund in full-time positions in public interest law. The two-year fellowships provide loan assistance, salaries, access to legal resources, and other networking opportunities and support. The foundation was created in 1988 by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Juan Bedoya, an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow, will be working with the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in Boston. Bedoya will help provide wraparound legal support, including child welfare-, housing-, and public benefits–related services, to young immigrant parents and pregnant persons in the Boston area.
Jordan Berger, a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, will focus on direct representation, policy advocacy, and impact litigation to protect the rights of people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness in New York City. Berger will be working with the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in New York.
Maia Cole, editor-in-chief of the NYU Law Review and a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, will be a housing attorney in the Brooklyn Defender Services’s civil justice practice. Cole will represent New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants who are facing permanent exclusion from their home because of an arrest, as well as former tenants who are trying to lift permanent exclusion agreements. Cole will also be doing community outreach and advocacy regarding NYCHA’s permanent exclusion policies.
Allison Zimmer, an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow and a Norman and Harriette Dorsen Fellow, will work for the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, providing direct representation and policy advocacy to protect the special education rights of New Orleans youth during and after juvenile incarceration. Zimmer was awarded the Order of the Coif.
Posted December 19, 2019