January 11, 2006

Case Western Reserve University School of Law student selected for Legal Aid Society fellowship

Tomar Brown, a third-year student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, has been selected as a 2006-2008 Equal Justice Works Fellow by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. She is the first Case student ever to receive the prestigious fellowship.

"We are delighted to learn that Tomar has been selected as an Equal Justice Works Fellow," said Gerald Korngold, dean and McCurdy Professor of Law. "Her commitment to public interest law exemplifies the diverse interests of our student body. Her selection as a fellow is an honor for our entire school."

"Legal Aid is proud to sponsor this Equal Justice Works Fellowship, and help cultivate a new generation of public interest attorneys," said Colleen Cotter, executive director of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.

Brown was a summer associate with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in 2004 and 2005. She has also worked as a legislative assistant for State Representative Shirley Smith (D-10) and clerked for the Cuyahoga County Public Defender. As an Equal Justice Works Fellow she will implement a project focused on education advocacy for juveniles in the delinquency system.

A native of Pittsburgh, Brown is a graduate of the Ellis School, and received her bachelor's degree from Denison University. She is a member of Mt. Zion Congregational UCC, and lives in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood.

The Equal Justice Works Fellowships Program is designed to address the shortage of attorneys working on behalf of traditionally under-served populations and causes in the United States. Launched in 1992, the program provides financial and technical support to lawyers working on much-needed legal projects. The two-year fellowships offer salary and generous loan repayment assistance; a national training and leadership development program; and other forms of support. It is the nation's largest postgraduate legal fellowship program.

For more information: Jeff Bendix 216-368-6070.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, January 11, 2006 04:17 PM | News Topics: Awards, School of Law

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