The Skadden Fellowship Foundation, described as “a legal Peace Corps” by the Los Angeles Times, was established in 1988 as an affirmation of a commitment to public interest law by the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The foundation awards 25 fellowships per year to graduating law students and outgoing judicial clerks. Fellows have the freedom to pursue their individual interests in public interest law. They have provided legal services to the poor, elderly, homeless, and disabled, as well as those deprived of their human rights or civil rights.
This year, five of the 25 Skadden Fellows are alumni of NYU School of Law. These outstanding individuals are listed below with the organization with which they will be working.
Oliver Chase (’03)
The Legal Aid Society Community Law Offices, New York, NY
Claudia Flores (’02)
Main Street Legal Services, Flushing, NY
Salvatore Gogliormella (’02)
Lawyers Alliance for New York, New York, NY
Sandra Park (’02)
The Legal Aid Society, Bronx Neighborhood Office Bronx, New York
Claudia Wilner (’02)
Urban Justice Center, New York, NY