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WBA Foundation Founders Fellowship 

The Women’s Bar Association Foundation Founders Fellowship, established in 2006 and awarded annually, supports an area law school and allows a law student to work with local legal services providers on projects to benefit women and girls in our community.

Recipients:

2020 – Howard University School of Law

Chidiuto Cobb, Domestic Violence and Special Victims Section (DVSVS) of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Click here to read Chidiuto's personal essay about her experience.

2019 – American University Washington College of Law

 

Alix Bruce, Amara Legal Center
Click here to read Alix’s personal essay about their experience.

2018 – The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

 

Rebecca DeVerter, International Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Click here to read Rebecca’s personal essay about her experience. 

Mariah Hosie, Aequitas
Click here to read Mariah’s personal essay about her experience. 

2017 – Georgetown University Law Center

 

Melissa McClure, The Legal Aid Society of DC
Click here to read Melissa’s personal essay about her experience. 

2016 – The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law 

 

Jessica Guinyard, Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.
Click here to read Jessica’s personal essay about her experience working as a summer law clerk.

2015 – George Washington University School of Law

 

Heba Dafashy, Tahirih Justice Center
Click here to read Heba’s personal essay about her experience working as an immigration and family law intern.

2014 – Howard University School of Law

 

Maria J. Maldonado, Neighborhood Legal Services Program
Click here to read Maria’s personal essay about her experience working with low-income families to help them with family law cases.

2013 – American University Washington College of Law

 

Jessica Alatorre, Tahirih Justice Center
Click here to read Jessica’s personal essay about her experience working with immigrant women and girls fleeing violence and seeking justice at the Tahirih Justice Center.

2012 – The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

 

Rebecca Lee Zimmerman, Children’s Law Center
Click here to read Rebecca’s personal essay about her experience helping children achieve permanency in stable, loving homes by providing free, high quality legal assistance to third-party and kinship caregivers in adoption, custody, and guardianship cases.

2011 – Georgetown University Law Center

 

Margot Dankner, Tahirih Justice Center
Click here to read Margot’s personal essay about her work protecting immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States.

2010 – University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Evan Mascagni, HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic
Click here to read Evan’s personal essay about his efforts to provide legal services to women and children affected by HIV/AIDs.

2009 – George Washington University Law School

Jennifer Soleil Rodrigue, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Click here to read Jennifer’s personal essay about her work to protect the homes of victims of domestic violence.

2008 – Howard University Law School

Courtney Dixon, Sexual Assault Legal Institute

2007 – American University Washington College of Law

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