June 1, 2010 13:56 Age: 4 yrs

Emory Law Student Receives John J. Curtin Jr. Fellowship

Emory Law student Allyson Gold 11L is one of four recipients of the 2010 John J. Curtin Jr. Fellowship. With financial support from the American Bar Association, fellowship recipients will provide legal assistance this summer to organizations serving low-income and homeless persons, while gaining experience in a public interest forum.

Gold will intern at the Tenants in Foreclosure Intervention Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing in Chicago. Launched in 2008, the project focuses exclusively on the legal issues facing tenants living in buildings in foreclosure.

The John J. Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program, managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, provides recipients with a $2,500 stipend to work with legal organizations serving the homeless and low-income clients. The summer fellowship program seeks to help homeless persons and encourage careers in the law that further social justice.

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