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Princeton Students Selected for 2007 Liman Public Interest Law Summer Fellowships

Six Princeton Students Will Work in Public Interest Law in Summer 2007

News items for launch:Thanks to the Liman Family Foundation, six Princeton students will have the opportunity to work in public interest law internships in summer 2007. The Liman Public Interest Law Summer Fellowships give students support for summer placements that enlist studentsí energies in providing help for the legally disadvantaged. Based at Yale Law School, the Liman Program supports law students from Yale Law, and undergraduates from Yale College, Harvard College, Brown University, Barnard College, Spellman College and Princeton. Princeton is also able to support two graduate students in this program as well.

Princeton undergraduate Liman Fellows:

Benjamin Brady, a senior from Little Rock, AR, is majoring in history and plans to attend law school next year. At Princeton, he is president of the Military History Club, a liturgy assistant for the Aquinas Institute, and a LAPA and James Madison Program junior fellow. In addition, he tutors Hispanic immigrants in Trenton through an ESL program sponsored by the Student Volunteers Council. He enjoys reading, violin, and travel, and he is a devout fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Alisha Holland is a senior from Amherst, Massachusetts. She is a Woodrow Wilson School major pursuing a certificate in Latin American Studies. Her senior thesis looks at the challenge gang violence poses to building the rule of law in El Salvador. More broadly, she is interested in issues of human rights, judicial reform, and development in Latin America. At Princeton, she works with several Princeton Justice Project groups, including Princeton Against Protectionism and Paídelante, and heads the Latin American Studies Student Organization. Upon graduation, she plans to work for a non-governmental organization in Latin America before returning to the United States to pursue a JD/PhD in political science and international human rights law.

Evan Magruder (Princeton í08) majors in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. His academic interests include national security policy, the intersection of law and national security, and especially issues relating to civil liberties & the war on terror. In his spare time, Evan is a goalie on Princetonís Varsity Lacrosse team, and he also Co-Chairs Princeton Votes (PVOTES), the student voter registration group on campus. Evan has an identical twin, Trent, who is also in Princetonís Class of 2008.

Amelia O. Rawls is a senior this year at Princeton (class of 2007) and originally from Atlanta, GA. She is majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, with a focus on Latin America and immigration issues, and hopes to attend law school next year. Her senior thesis is on the humanitarian and political problems that arise when U.S. refugee and asylum policy is linked to general foreign policy goals.

Princeton graduate Liman Fellows:

Ronald Chatters, III is a Master in Public Affairs degree candidate at Princetonís Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. He has broad interests in human rights, with special interests in prisonersí rights and prison reform, juvenile justice, sentencing reform, disproportionate minority confinement, and the impact of incarceration on communities and families. He was previously a litigation assistant with the Prison Law Office (PLO) in San Quentin, CA where he monitored the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitationís (CDCR) compliance with a court order to provide reasonable accommodations to prisoners and parolees with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a Columbia University Third Millennium Foundation (TMF) Human Rights Fellow, he has also worked with the Correctional Association of New York in New York City and the United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD) in S„o Paulo, Brazil. He is currently an intern with the Office of the Child Advocate in Trenton, NJ. He received his B.A. from Columbia University.

Kevin M. Woodson received his B.A. in political science from Columbia University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.† Kevin's many academic interests include legal sociology, gentrification, crime and punishment, the American civil rights movement, social stratification, the black middle-class, and urban poverty.† Kevin presented a paper, "We Could Have Told You That! Skepticism About Litigation in the Legal Thought of Ralph Bunche, W.E.B. DuBois, and Roger Baldwin in the 1930s" at a meeting of LAPAís Law-Engaged Graduate Students (LEGS) in December 2006.† Prior to coming to Princeton, Kevin worked as a corporate litigator in Washington, D.C., where he primarily handled white collar criminal defense.† Kevin also worked extensively on a pro bono civil rights matter representing a group of disadvantaged black Texans who had been wrongfully targeted by a regional narcotics task force.

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