Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, today announced the recipients
of its 2014 Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color. The
fellowships support first-year students from law schools across the
country who spend the summer working in community service legal
positions. This year's fellows are: Della
Fok, Harvard Law School; Brian
Jones, Cornell Law School; Nikki
Leon, Stanford Law School; and Marsha
Louis, Vanderbilt University Law School.
Fok will be working as a legal intern with the U.S. Department of
Justice's Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. Jones will be working
in the Office of Pro Se with the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of New York. Leon will be working with theU.S. Attorney's
Office for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.
Louis is the recipient of the MassMutual/Goodwin Procter Public Interest
Fellowship award, which Goodwin supports in collaboration with client
MassMutual Life Insurance Co. This joint fellowship awards $7,500 to a
first-year law student to help cover expenses while he or she works in a
public interest law position during the summer. Louis will be working in
the U.S. Attorney's office in Worcester, Mass.
In these positions, the students will gain trial preparation and
litigation experience, handling issues such as the drafting of motions
and discovery responses as well as attending depositions, trials,
settlement conferences and other court experiences.
"I'm delighted to see these students make such a strong commitment to
public service as they set forth on their promising legal careers," said Regina
M. Pisa, chairman of Goodwin Procter. "These fellowships provide an
opportunity for them to gain real-world experience while allowing
Goodwin to give back to the communities where we live and work."
Goodwin Procter created the fellowship program in 2005 to encourage
diversity in the legal profession by covering students' expenses while
they work in a public interest law position during the summer following
their first year of law school. Students are selected based on academic
achievement, leadership, commitment to community service and interest in
the private practice of law.
About Goodwin Procter
Procter LLP is a leading Global 100 law firm, with offices in
Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon
Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law and
litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate,
REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity; technology
companies; financial institutions; intellectual property; products
liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar
defense. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com.
Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.
About MassMutual's Law Programs
Founded in 1851, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company is a
leading mutual life
insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and
participating policyholders. The MassMutual/Goodwin Fellowship award is
part of a broader effort by MassMutual to provide wide exposure to a
diverse array of students as they pursue their law degrees. Included is
the company's 1L Diversity Clerkship Program which offers a dynamic paid
summer Clerkship Program that provides talented, diverse, first-year law
students from top national law schools with an exceptional opportunity
to gain experience and exposure across a broad range of practice areas.
To learn more about MassMutual's first year legal program visit www.massmutual.com.
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