Meet Our Fellows

Explore the work of current Equal Justice Works Fellows and alumni, learn more about their projects and inspiration, and view recent media coverage of their work. You can search our Fellows by name, law school, issue area, service location, and more.

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Andrew Hemmer

Host: Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Sponsor: Seyfarth Shaw LLP, United Airlines, Inc.

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Katherine Gladson

Host: Legal Aid Chicago

Sponsor: Albert & Anne Mansfield Foundation

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Cynthia Cornelius

Host: Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Sponsor: Albert & Anne Mansfield Foundation

Lydia Sharp

Host: Equip for Equality

Sponsor: Anonymous, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Lark Mulligan

Host: Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mark Alanson

Host: Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime, MetLife Foundation, Metropolitan Family Services, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Lisa Alexander

Host: Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Sponsor: Latham & Watkins LLP

Karla M. Altmayer

Host: Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

Sponsor: Kirkland & Ellis, Medtronic Foundation

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Erica Asbell

Host: Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime, MetLife Foundation, Metropolitan Family Services, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

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Erika Asgeirsson

Host: National Immigrant Justice Center

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

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Evelyn Ayay

Host: Equip for Equality

Sponsor: ADM

Current Fellow

Donis Barnes

Host: Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.

Todd Belcore

Host: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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Hannah Berkowitz

Host: Legal Council for Health Justice

Sponsor: Anonymous, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP/BFKN Foundation

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Maria Bernal

Host: National Immigrant Justice Center

Mark Birhanu

Host: Raise the Floor Alliance

Sponsor: Anonymous

Maria Blumenfeld

Host: National Immigrant Justice Center

Sponsor: AmeriCorps, Department of Justice, National Immigrant Justice Center

Graham P. Bowman

Host: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Sponsor: Jackson Lewis LLP, Pfizer Inc.

Noah Breslau

Host: Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Sponsor: Albert & Anne Mansfield Foundation

Current Fellow

Ruth Zemel Brown

Host: ACLU of Illinois Children's Initiative

Sponsor: Jackson Lewis LLP, Kaye Scholer LLP, Pfizer Inc.

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