Wayne Law students selected for Public Interest Law Fellowships

DETROIT - Seven Wayne State University Law School students will gain experience and serve a variety of entities this summer, thanks to the support of the 2021 Public Interest Law Fellowships.

The 2021 fellowship recipients and their organizations are:

  • Marie Carp of Grosse Pointe Park, rising third-year student - Washington State Attorney General's Office (Olympia, WA)
  • Nyeema Haigler of Bronx, NY, rising second-year student - Brave Justice Program (Queens, NY)
  • Sarah Khan of Detroit, rising second-year student - Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit
  • Samantha Mackereth of Royal Oak, rising second-year student - Macomb County Prosecutor's Office
  • Andrew Nurmi of Novi, rising second-year student - Legal Services of Eastern Michigan
  • McKenna Thayer of Detroit, rising third-year student - Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit
  • Michael Yaldo of Farmington Hills, rising second-year student - Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender

Each student will work 40 hours a week for ten weeks, collectively providing more than 2,000 hours of service to organizations serving the public and under-represented individuals.

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.

The Student Board of Governors divided the proceeds from their spring apparel sale to help fund additional Public Interest Law Fellowships for summer 2021.

2021 Public Interest Law Fellowship recipients
Top, from left: Marie Carp, Nyeema Haigler, Sarah Khan and Samantha Mackereth
Bottom, from left: Andrew Nurmi, McKenna Thayer and Michael Yaldo

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Contact: Mary Hiller

Email: maryhiller@wayne.edu

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