November 12, 2007 15:53 Age: 6 yrs

Emory Law Student Selected for Equal Justice Works Advisory Committee

Shijuade Kadree 09L

Shijuade Kadree, a second-year student at Emory Law, was one of four students selected to serve on the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee, which includes law students, law school professionals and faculty, provides advice and support to Equal Justice Works in its efforts to prepare the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Each member serves a two-year term. Kadree is the first Emory law student to be selected to the committee.

"I am honored and excited to be a part of the National Advisory Committee,” said Kadree. “Emory is already on the rise in terms of recognizing public interest law as a viable career and working to support its students in pursuit of these careers. I hope that through my position, I am able to not only continue to strengthen Emory's opportunities, but to also work to increase those opportunities at law schools across the country."

Kadree currently is pursuing a joint degree with the Rollins School of Public Health, focusing her program on global environmental health. She is the recipient of the American Bar Association Fellowship for Minorities in Environmental Law, which allowed her to work with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Los Angeles during the summer of 2007.

Prior to attending Emory Law, Kadree served as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, working on federal and state anti-hunger programs and providing financial education and services to low-income families. During her fellowship, Kadree published “Bringing Legislators to the Table: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition in America,” which highlighted local anti-hunger programs across the U.S. Kadree received undergraduate degrees in both political science and sociology from Emory University.

 

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