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Zilberman '13 Lands Equal Justice Works Fellowship

2013 news archive

05/16/13

Newton, MA--Beth Zilberman '13 has been awarded a fellowship from Equal Justice Works (EJW). The Program is the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the country, with fellows working on two-year projects they designed with nonprofit organizations.

Zilberman was one of 57 law students across the country who received funding in 2013, up from 50 last year. EJW received over 425 applications this year, up 18%. This year's class represents 36 law schools and will be working throughout 11 states and the District of Columbia this fall at 51 nonprofit organizations.

The projects target the most crucial needs of the communities the nonprofits serve. The fellows will provide legal services to low-income and underserved populations on issues including veterans’ rights, immigration, homelessness, education, domestic violence, human trafficking, civil rights, and juvenile justice.

Zilberman will be working in Massachusetts for Kids in Need of Defense and will be sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation and the Sidley Austin Foundation. Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) serves as one of the leading organizations for the protection of unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone. This organization works to make sure that that no children appear in immigration court without reprensation. KIND was founded by Angelina Jolie and the Microsoft Corporation and has offices in seven cities - Baltimore, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, New York City, Washington DC, and an affiliate in Seattle.