Detroit Mercy Law Awards 2023 Voice for Justice Fellowships

June 08, 2023

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law awarded Voice for Justice Fellowships to Tiffany Harvey and Danna Houssain in support of their service as legal interns this summer at nonprofit organizations that help advance access to justice.

Detroit Mercy Law strives to teach students to be both skilled practitioners and compassionate professionals. Fellows are recognized with financial support for their service. Since 2003, the Voice for Justice Fellowship Program has funded more than 100 students locally and throughout the world.

“This fellowship is one of the many ways we live out our mission and Jesuit and Mercy traditions,” stated Dean Jelani Jefferson Exum. “We are proud of our fellows for making a difference.”

Harvey, a rising 3L, is working at the Detroit Justice Center as a movement lawyering intern. She supports litigation, legal services, economic equity practice, community legal advocacy, and policy initiatives to address mass incarceration, reallocation of resources, and economic empowerment in marginalized communities.

“This fellowship will greatly help me to dedicate myself to justice work without having to worry about finances,” stated Harvey. “I want to actively advocate for those who most need legal justice and assistance in marginalized communities.”

Houssain, a rising 2L in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program, is working for a United Nations Special Rapporteur who serves as an independent expert on human rights. Houssain will assist with research, drafting reports, and creating presentations.

“I’m looking forward to helping with meaningful work and getting a better sense of how human rights law can be applied,” said Houssain.

Detroit Mercy Law, inspired by the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, educates lawyers who are committed to the pursuit of justice, service to others, and the highest standards of the legal profession.

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