Voice for Justice Fellowship

Detroit Mercy Law strives to teach students to be both skilled practitioners and compassionate professionals. The Public Interest Fellowship Program expands our long-standing tradition of service to the community and provides students the opportunity to succeed while making a difference in the community.

Students who receive Fellowships spend approximately eight weeks as summer interns for non-profit organizations that serve or advocate for the poor, disadvantaged, marginalized, or under-represented of society. Since 2003, the Voice for Justice Fellowship Program has funded more than 100 law students to serve locally and throughout the world.

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    2022 Voice for Justice Fellows

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

    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