New Skadden Fellows – The List

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The firm has announced its 2019 class of Skadden Fellows, a group of 28 graduating law students and judicial clerks who are devoting the next two years of their professional careers to public interest work. Since the program’s inception in 1988, Skadden has funded 849 Fellows

Christina Avalos

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law


  • Prospective Fellow
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA

Direct representation of children who have been separated from their parents by immigration enforcement, focusing on guardianship, custody, housing stability, and health care.

Hugh Baran

  • New York University School of Law


  • Prospective Fellow
  • National Employment Law Project
  • New York, NY

Direct representation of low-wage workers in the New York tri-state area in mandatory arbitrations for claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage theft.

Jessica Beheydt

  • Indiana University School of Law


  • Prospective Fellow
  • Indiana Legal Services
  • Indianapolis, IN

Establish the Opportunity Barriers Clinic to address the civil consequences of court debt faced by low-income Indiana residents. The clinic will focus on re-entry issues such as expungements, specialized driving privileges, and wage garnishment.

Michaela Bland

  • Roger Williams University School of Law


  • Prospective Fellow
  • Rhode Island Center for Justice
  • Providence, RI

Direct representation, community education, and legislative advocacy to defend students’ right to an education free of racially charged and discriminatory suspensions.

John Bonacorsi

  • Stanford Law School


  • Prospective Fellow
  • ArchCity Defenders
  • St. Louis, MO

Direct representation, policy advocacy, and eventual impact litigation to secure and maintain housing for homeless persons and those facing eviction in St. Louis.

Angela Breining

  • University of California, Davis School of Law


  • Prospective Fellow
  • Centro Legal de la Raza
  • Oakland, CA

Create mobile clinics to provide direct representation, community education, and potential impact litigation on behalf of low-wage immigrant workers in California’s rural Northern Sacramento Valley in employment claims including wage and hour, discrimination and retaliation, and workplace safety.

Akilah Browne

  • Fordham University School of Law


  • Prospective Fellow
  • New Economy Project
  • New York, NY

Provide transactional legal services to grassroots organizations seeking to develop non-profit community land trusts to foster the creation and preservation of permanently affordable housing for poor New Yorkers.

Kamala Buchanan

  • Harvard Law School


  • Prospective Fellow
  • Georgia Legal Services Program
  • Atlanta, GA

Direct representation and community education on behalf of low-income students of color in various Georgia counties to address racially disparate public-school discipline.

Hillary Chutter-Ames

  • Northwestern University School of Law


  • Prospective Fellow
  • Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI)
  • Chicago, IL

Direct legal services to a coalition of community-based organizations working to decrease police violence, reduce constitutional violations, improve police accountability, and make neighborhoods safer.

Nicole Endsley

  • Georgetown University Law Center


  • Prospective Fellow
  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • San Bruno, CA

Holistic direct representation and community outreach to foreign-born women, girls, and LGBTQ individuals in the Bay Area who are survivors of human trafficking and other gender-based violence.

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