Wayne Law students selected for Public Interest Law Fellowships

Eight Wayne State University Law School students will gain experience and serve a variety of agencies this summer, thanks to the support of the 2023 Public Interest Law Fellowships.


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


The 2023 fellowship recipients and their organizations are:


Brenna Dorrity, Detroit, MI--Federal Community Defender Eastern District of Michigan.


Hannah Fanning, Detroit, MI--Conviction Integrity Unit, Michigan Department of the Attorney General.


Julia Fulton, Detroit, MI--Michigan State Appellate Defender Office


Nathan Hauk, Marquette, MI--Marquette County Office of the Public Defender


Evan Myers- Detroit, MI--State Appellate Defender Office (SADO), Penny Beardslee Public Interest Law Scholar


Sultan Rashid, Ypsilanti, MI--Michigan Immigrant Rights Center


Erin Ruprecht, Detroit, MI--Neighborhood Defender Service


Tayler Swartz, Ann Arbor, MI--Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender


Fellowship recipients are selected each year by a committee of Wayne Law faculty members, staff and alumni. For more information about student learning opportunities at Wayne State University Law School, visit law.wayne.edu.


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