PILF Summer Grants Awarded

In early April, 13 law students were notified that they had been chosen out of a pool of 28 to receive summer PILF grants to pursue public interest work.

The recipients and their proposals are:

Joyce Aherling (1L) Unemployment Law Center (Seattle)
Jeri Bonkoski (2L) Whatcom County Public Defender (Washington State)
Cynthia Buhr (1L) AIDS Legal Referral Panel (San Francisco)
Matthew Burnett (1L) Refugee Rights Program, East Bay Sanctuary (Berkeley)
Aline Carton (2L) International Federation of Human Rights (France)
Hans Gienapp (2L) Northwest Defenders Association (Seattle)
Carlos Gonzales (2L) The Defender Association (Seattle)
Erica Knauf (2L) Great Ape Project (Boston)
Michele Jones (2L) Catholic Community Services, Legal Action Center (Seattle)
Tristen Lee (2L) The Multi-County Public Defenders Office, Death Penalty Appellate Division
Mozhdeh Oskouian (1L) Society for Protecting the Rights of the Child (Iran)
Joseph Womac (1L) Fremont Public Association (Seattle)
Sarabeth Zemel (2L) National Health Law Program (Washington, DC)

In addition to the amounts raised by PILF, supplemental funding from the Dean made it possible to fully fund each of the 13 recipients, who will receive $4400 for ten weeks of full-time work.

Congratulations to all the recipients!The grant committee was comprised of Professors Ronald Slye, Christian Halliburton and Lily Kahng.

For more information about the Public Interest Law Foundation, visit their Web site.

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