PHRGE Announces Its Summer Scholars


05.12.22 — The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law is pleased to welcome its summer scholars, Rowan Laidlaw ’23 and Edward Rickford ’24. Every quarter, PHRGE provides financial support to outstanding JD and LLM students who have chosen to work with co-op organizations that protect and promote human rights.

Summer 2022 PHRGE Scholars
Rowan Laidlaw ’23
Lakota People’s Law Project
(Bismarck, ND) (Remote)
Rowan will advocate for Indigenous sovereignty and the preservation of cultural rights by working on an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of tribal kinship placements in the child welfare system.
Edward Rickford ’24
Environment America
(Boston, MA)
Edward will promote the right to water by working on issues, such as lead abatement and PFAS exposure, that will help ensure access to safe drinking water for all communities.

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.

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