Four Northeastern Law Students Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowships

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Left to Right: Mary Lemay ’22, Maya McCann ’22, Bavani Sridhar and Milo Vieland ’22

05.10.22— Mary Lemay ’22, Maya McCann ’22, Bavani Sridhar and Milo Vieland ’22 have been awarded Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowships, one of the most prestigious and competitive post-graduate legal fellowships in the country. The four recipients are among only 84 fellows selected from 385 applicants for the 2022 program, which pairs aspiring public interest lawyers with legal services organizations so that they can work on a two-year project of their own design.

Mary Lemay will serve her fellowship at Greater Boston Legal Services, where she will focus on the provision of legal representation, coalition building, legal education and narrative/data collection.

Maya McCann will establish a farmworker Medical-Legal Partnership hosted by the Central West Justice Center in Springfield, Mass., and in partnership with the Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program to provide holistic care and advocacy in housing, benefits and employment matters to farmworkers in Massachusetts.

Bavani Sridhar will spend her fellowship at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She will create a medical-legal service pathway within the existing healthcare structure of Community Medical Wellness Center to provide holistic legal services to Asian Pacific Islander patients.

Milo Vieland’s fellowship will be hosted by Legal Counsel for Health Justice in Chicago. He will utilize the medical-legal partnership between Legal Council for Health Justice and Howard Brown Health to provide holistic legal services to transgender clients.

“We are incredibly proud to support these passionate public service leaders in their work to help fulfill our nation's promise of equal justice for all,” said Jessica Ryckman, director of fellowships at Equal Justice Works. “A big thanks to Northeastern Law for nurturing and supporting their passion and commitment to public service.”

“This year, all of Northeastern Law’s Equal Justice Works fellows will be working on projects advocating for underrepresented communities at the intersection of legal advocacy and health justice,” said Renay Frankel ’06,  director of public interest and government in the law school’s Center for Co-op and Career Development. “We are proud of our students’ commitment to social justice and their work underscores Northeastern’s focus on interdisciplinary approaches to legal advocacy, particularly in the area of health justice.”

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country. Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences through its signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. More than 1,000 employers worldwide in a wide range of legal, government, nonprofit and business organizations participate in the program. With a focus on social justice and innovation, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experiences to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.