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By Brett Davinger /
May 11, 2022 /
Posted in: Public Interest Law /
Three DePaul Law students–Morgan Drake, Dominique Mejia and Joseph Garcia–were selected for prestigious Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowships this coming fall. EJW Fellowship candidates can create a fellowship project of their own design or can apply to join an established fellowship program dedicated to serving a specific population or addressing an unmet legal need. Only about 70 students nationwide are awarded EJW fellowships each year, and previous EJW fellows have worked in areas such as community economic development, voting rights and veterans benefits.
Shaye Loughlin, executive director of DePaul’s Center for Public Interest Law, praises the trio as “the DePaul mission in action. They are thoughtful, kind and zealous advocates committed to using their law degrees to help those who otherwise would not have access to the justice system. They have been wonderful members of the public interest law student community and will continue to lead by example and make DePaul proud as alums.”
College of Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea is “thrilled (though not surprised) that these exemplary students received EJW fellowships, affirming they are among the best public interest law students in the country and well-prepared to make a difference for the clients and communities they serve.”