Voice for Justice Fellowship

Detroit Mercy Law's Voice for Justice Fellowship financially supports students who choose to make a difference by advancing access to justice through public interest work at nonprofit organizations. Over 100 Fellows have served locally and throughout the world since the program launched in 2003.

This program, informed by our mission and Jesuit and Mercy traditions, is part of our commitment to educating the complete lawyer. We strive to teach students to be both skilled practitioners and compassionate professionals who succeed through service to others.


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    2024 Voice for Justice Fellows

    • Alexis Farmer: Harvard Law School, Crimmigration Clinic
    • Nachaat Salami: State Appellate Defender Office (SADO), Michigan



    2023 Voice for Justice Fellows

    • Tiffany Harvey: Detroit Justice Center
    • Danna Houssain: United Nations Special Rapporteur



    2022 Voice for Justice Fellows

    • Andrew T. Pace: Talent Beyond Boundaries
    • Joy Mohammed: Michigan Department of Civil Rights



    2021 Voice for Justice Fellows

    • Abrial Neely: Neighborhood Defender Services
    • Katya Rowley: Haguruka (Rwanda)

    2020 Voice for Justice Fellow

    Nara Gonczigsuren: ACLU of Michigan

    2019 Voice for Justice Fellow

    Elaria Essak: Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, Boston, MA

    2018 Voice for Justice Fellow

    Jenin Sabbah: International Refugee Assistance Project, Amman, Jordan

    2017 Voice for Justice Fellows

    • Stephanie Fong: International Justice Mission, Bangalore, India
    • Nadia Bakhtiari: Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, Immigration and Refugee Division, Toronto, Ontario

    2016 Voice for Justice Fellows

    • Kristina Tiessen: United Nations, New York City
    • Alex Meyers: Sugar Law Center
    • Ahndia Mansoori: Michigan Poverty Law Program & Michigan Immigrant Rights Center