Wayne Law students selected for Public Interest Law Fellowships

DETROIT — Eight Wayne State University Law School students are gaining experience and serving a variety of agencies this summer, thanks to the support of the 2018 Public Interest Law Fellowships.

The 2018 fellowship winners and their organizations are:

  • Connor Caplis of Fremont, rising second-year student – Washtenaw County Public Defender
  • Dezha Dial of Detroit, rising second-year student – Michigan State Appellate Defender Office
  • Cait De Mott Grady of Ithaca, New York, rising third-year student – ACLU of Michigan
  • Rachel Lerman of Milwaukee, rising third-year student – Brooklyn Defender Services
  • Craigen Oster of Fraser, rising second-year student – Family Law Project
  • Aaron Rowland of Bozeman, Montana, rising third-year student – Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice
  • Victoria Stadick of Newaygo, rising third-year student – Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
  • Arthur Wagner of St. Joseph, rising second-year student – National Labor Relations Board

Each student works 40 hours a week for ten weeks, collectively providing more than 3,000 hours of service to organizations serving the public. 

Wayne Law created the fellowships in 2009 to give students opportunities to gain practical experience in public interest law before graduation, ease student financial stresses and offer much-needed assistance to organizations providing legal services to underserved constituencies. Fellowship recipients are selected each year by a committee of Wayne Law faculty members, staff and alumni.

PILF recipient photo

Photos, from top left to right (click name to download high-resolution headshot):

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Contact: Kaylee Place

Email: kaylee.place@wayne.edu

Phone: 313-577-4629

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