Six Columbia Law School Students in the Class of 2016 Win Prestigious Fellowships

Post-Graduate Fellowships Jump-Start Students' Public Interest Careers

New York, April 25, 2016—Columbia Law School students and graduates routinely receive an array of honors and awards for academic achievement, leadership, and excellence in endeavors outside the classroom. Six more students added to this honor roll recently, winning prestigious fellowships that will enable them to pursue their passions for public interest work after law school as fellows at various social justice organizations.  

Read about these outstanding fellowship recipients, their backgrounds, and their future plans.
Whitney Hood ’16, Loretta Johnson ’16, and Gena Miller ’16 are each the recipient of a two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship, while Kevin Opoku-Gyamfi ’16 has been selected for the one-year Herbert and Nell Singer Social Justice Fellowship. 
Angelica Juarbe '16 and Erika Vera '16 have been named to the third class of Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellows, the first fellowship program in the United States dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.