Since 2000, LASSD has successfully sponsored numerous fellowships sponsored by both Equal Justice Works and Skadden. 

LASSD invites third year law students and recent law school graduates to propose innovative fellowship projects for submission to Equal Justice Works, Skadden Fellowship, and/or similar programs. 

Candidates may create their own proposal related to one or more of our priority areas.

LASSD will also gladly assist candidates to design a project in one of our priority areas, consistent with the candidate’s own interests and the needs of our community.

We will consider a proposal from well-qualified applicants in any of our practice areas. 

Interested persons may call Senior Attorney Christine Schumacher at 619-471-2642.

LASSD will work closely with applicants to design the final project proposal.


Here is a list of some of our prior Fellows:

Jack Dailey (EJW 2004) Disabled Homeless Outreach Project sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.

Summer Stech (EJW 2006): Children & Youth Advocacy Project sponsored by Latham & Watkins                                                                       

Lisa Young (Skadden 2006): Lawyer for a Day (Housing)

Courtney Bolin (EJW 2008) Immigrant Youth Outreach Project sponsored by The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Tamara Trawick (EJW 2011) Transition Outreach Project (Consumer) sponsored by The Morrison & Foerster Foundation       

Rosibel Mancillas (EJW 2013) Empowering the Indigenous Mexican Community sponsored by The Morrison & Foerster Foundation