Five Columbia Law School Graduates Awarded Prestigious Fellowships to Pursue Public Interest Careers
New York, August 4, 2015—Carrying on a longstanding tradition of public service at Columbia Law School, five new graduates who combined academic excellence with a passion for serving others have been awarded prestigious Lowenstein and Bernstein fellowships.
- Paul Chander ’15, who will soon start work on economic justice issues at the Center for Community Based Enterprise in Detroit;
- Mayra B. Joachin ’15, who will join the National Immigration Law Center focusing on the expansion of health care access to immigrant communities;
- Bassam M. Khawaja ’15, who has been named a Sandler Fellow at Human Rights Watch and will work in the Children’s Rights division there documenting the denial of education to children seeking refuge from the civil war in Syria; and
- Holly D. Stubbs ’15, who will work at the Center for Economic and Social Rights evaluating evidence that has been effective in human rights cases.