CLEAR Announces Summer Cohort of Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Judicial Scholarships


06.25.23 — Northeastern Law’s Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) is pleased to announce the summer term recipients of the Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Judicial Scholarships, which honors the legacy of the late Massachusetts chief justice by continuing his commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in the judiciary and court systems. The two Northeastern Law students awarded $8,000 scholarships are Andrew Anderton ’25, on co-op with Judge Mark Coven, Norfolk County District Court (Dedham), and Hannah Saturley ’24 on co-op with Judge Peter Krupp, Massachusetts Superior Court (Boston).

The Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Judicial Scholarship Program has provided $150,000 this year to 18 law students across the commonwealth who cannot afford to take an unpaid internship or co-op. The goal of this initiative is to help diversify the pipeline for post-law school judicial law clerkships and for judgeships.

“The goal of this program is provide law students who otherwise could not afford to take unpaid judicial clerkships with the resources to do so,” said Professor Deborah Ramirez, faculty co-director of CLEAR. “The hope is that this will improve access to justice and racial equity by expanding the pipeline of those who enter it.”

“It's a great privilege to receive this scholarship knowing what Chief Justice Gants' work meant for so many people,” said Anderton. “I'm proud to honor his legacy of working to create a more equitable justice system here in Massachusetts and across the country.”

“I was very honored to receive the Chief Justice Gants Judicial Scholarship and receive funding to gain experience within the Massachusetts judicial system,” said Sturley. “I have had the privilege to intern with the Honorable Judge Peter Krupp in Suffolk Superior Court where I have gained valuable experience that will better prepare and equip me for my future legal career. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity which this scholarship has allowed me to pursue.”

For more information about the Chief Justice Gants Judicial Scholarship Program, click here.

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