HARVARD GAZETTE ARCHIVES
Kaufman Public Interest Fellowships
Established in 1990, the Kaufman Fellowship Program honors the late Judge Irving R. Kaufman of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for his distinguished public service career, which included 40 years on the federal bench. Kaufman wrote more than 2,500 opinions, with many serving as landmarks in First Amendment, desegregation, and antitrust law.
The program receives support from a $1 million gift from The Annenberg Foundation, chaired by the Honorable Walter H. Annenberg, ambassador to Great Britain from 1968 to 1974 and former president and chairman of Triangle Publications.
New 1999 Kaufman Fellows
Craig Briskin (HLS '99) will be working on the Immigrant Protection Project with the New York Legal Assistance Group in New York City. As a NAPIL fellow, he will provide direct legal representation to immigrant clients, and his advocacy will include class action and impact litigation cases.
Jacqueline Burke (HLS '99) has accepted a position as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.
David Calone (HLS '99) will be working as an honors program attorney in the antitrust division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He will be a federal prosecutor with the criminal prosecution section.
Sean Flynn (HLS '99) will be working at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa and with the constitutional court of South Africa. He will also be researching transformative models of lawyering and judging in South African legal practice.
Matt Freedman (HLS '99) is looking for a position as a policy analyst or program director for a statewide consumer or environmental advocacy group in California.
Amanda Frost (HLS '97) is a staff attorney with the Public Citizen Litigation Group in Washington, D.C., an organization that litigates issues of public importance that would otherwise go unheard. She also participates in the Supreme Court Assistance Project.
Cynthia Godsoe (HLS '98) will be working as a Skadden Fellow with the Child Care Law Center in San Francisco. She will provide low-income families with direct representation for access to safe and affordable childcare.
Jennifer Goldberg (HLS '98) will be working as a Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center's Domestic Violence Clinic in Washington, D.C. She will be representing victims of domestic violence, helping them obtain civil protection orders (CPOs) and litigating contempt motions against abusers who violate CPOs.
Venu Gupta (HLS '99) will create the Civil Rights Youth Education Project in New York City, an initiative to produce an educational video for high-school-aged youth about contemporary civil rights and civil liberties movements within the United States. She will also work part time for a civil rights organization.
Allison Harnisch (HLS '98) will be working as an honors program attorney with the Department of Justice in the Office of Consumer Litigation in Washington, D.C. She will prosecute cases involving drug companies that obtain FDA approval through falsified data, and individuals who engage in large-scale odometer tampering.
Ana Henderson (HLS '98) will be working as an honors program attorney in the civil rights division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She will defend established rights through enforcement of anti-discrimination and other civil rights laws.
Christina Ho (HLS '99) is looking for work on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as counsel to a congressional committee.
Kate Jones (HLS '99) is seeking work as a public defender or in a public policy job related to criminal justice.
Timothy Kiefer (HLS '98) is looking for work as an assistant district attorney in Wisconsin, Illinois, and New York.
Rafael Mares (HLS '99) will be a Sacks Fellow in the housing unit at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School in Boston. He will concentrate on public health issues in housing for low-income clients.
Amy McManus (HLS '98) plans to pursue work with a civil rights organization, focusing on K-12 education, housing, and access to democracy.
Margaret McWilliams (HLS '99) is looking for work with a legal services program or a civil rights organization, which would enable her to combine traditional elements of lawyering with community organizing and educational outreach.
Elizabeth Mitchell (HLS '98) will be working as an honors program attorney with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She will be enforcing public health and safety regulations administered by the FDA, FTC, and the Consumer Products Safety Commission in the Office of Consumer Litigation.
Aliki Moncrief (HLS '99) is looking for work on environmental issues with a nonprofit organization or government agency.
MaryBeth Musumeci (HLS '99) will be working as an Independence Fellow at the Delaware County Legal Assistance Association in Chester, Pennsylvania. She will provide direct legal services to clients seeking access to child care services.
Carol Pier (HLS '98) has been selected as a Human Rights Watch Fellow and will investigate and document human rights abuses abroad.
Evan Reynolds (HLS '99) has accepted a position as a prosecutor in the Office of the Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to handling felony crimes, he will also be working on community prosecution projects.
Lara Stemple (HLS '99) has been awarded a fellowship to work in the international department of the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy in New York City. She will conduct research and work with nongovernmental organizations to analyze and influence a range of current reproductive rights issues.
Renewed Kaufman Fellows
(HLS '98) is working at the Center for Economic and Social Rights in Quito,
Meg Obenauf (HLS '98) is in the second of her two-year Americorp
position at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and is working exclusively
with victims of domestic violence on the island of Maui.
Meg Obenauf (HLS '98) is in the second of her two-year Americorp position at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and is working exclusively with victims of domestic violence on the island of Maui.
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