Sidebar 2016 public service fellows named
The Moritz College of Law is home to multiple post-graduate public service fellowships, which place recent graduates in nonprofit positions where they begin their careers in the public sector. Click read more to see the list of this year’s fellows.
Kristine Perry ’16 was selected as the first recipient of a new international public service fellowship established by Michael Finn ’67. Perry will spend the next year working at Amnesty International’s International Secretariat in London. She will sit within the organization’s Law and Policy Programme in the International Law and Policy Directorate which provides leadership in the areas of legal standard-setting, developments in international and post-conflict justice, human rights jurisprudence, international humanitarian law, effective implementation of the law, and the development and application of human rights policy. The Programme also provides legal and policy advice and analysis to the International Secretariat and the movement to ensure the accuracy of the analysis and application of law and policy and thus maximizing impact.
Meaghan Van Brocklin ’16 was selected as the 2016- 17 Franklin County Municipal Court Pro Se Fellow. She will continue the work of Kayla Callahan ’15, who was the program’s first fellow. These fellows serve as the principal staff person for the new Franklin County Municipal Court Self-Help Resource Center, which assists litigants who are representing themselves in court navigate the legal system.
Lauren Wert ’16 was recently named the 2016-17 Greif Fellow in Juvenile Human Trafficking. She is the fourth Greif Fellow and will be growing the substantial work of her three predeccessors. Wert is an alumna of the Peace Corps, where she served in Guatemala. She is fluent in Spanish and gained experience in the Office of the Franklin County Public Defender and several immigration-related practices while in law school.
Erin Woods ’15 will continue on as the Ohio State Student Legal Services fellow for the upcoming year. The Ohio State Student Legal Services office provides legal representation to students of The Ohio State University in civil and criminal legal issues as well as in housing matters.
Maggie Light Scotece ’16 was selected to serve as the next William B. Saxbe Fellow at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. She will work in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s office serving as counsel before the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission and the Oil and Gas Commission, and work on a variety of cases, including water, air, and solid waste.