Equal Justice Works Summer Corps includes 10 SU students

Ten Seattle University School of Law students were named to the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps, which provides law students with the opportunity to dedicate their summer to a legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country on a broad range of issue areas. Their work includes civil rights, community economic development, disability rights, housing, domestic violence, education, public benefits and workers' rights.

Each will receive a $1,132 AmeriCorps education award upon completion of service at a nonprofit organization. Members provide critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities around the country. In addition, Summer Corps members gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, individual representation, research and writing.

 Seattle University School of Law's 2011 Summer Corps members and their host organizations are:

  • Valerie Balch, San Diego County Office of the Public Defender;
  • Michael Biesheuvel, Corporation for Enterprise Development, Washington, D.C.;
  • Kamron Graham, Legal Aid Services of Oregon;
  • Katherine Hokenson, Catholic Community Services;
  • (Janet) Leanne Martinez, Seattle Community Law Center;
  • Thomas McKay, Northwest Justice Project;
  • Stacie Naczelnik, Seattle Community Law Center
  • Andrea Oliver, Associated Counsel for the Accused;
  • Marie-Gabrielle  Schneck, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project;
  • Mina Shahin, Unemployment Law Project.