Denver Law Students Join the EJW Fellows Class of 2020
Denver Law Students Join the Equal Justice Works Fellows Class of 2020
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Equal Justice Works (EJW) announced its 2020 class of fellows. Among this prestigious cohort of legal scholars with a passion for equal justice access are Denver Law graduating students Madeline Middlebrooks and Jenny Regier.
Madeline’s fellowship will take her back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to work with Great Rivers Environmental Law Center. Her project focuses on fighting the lead contamination crisis in the water of St. Louis County Public Schools. She is sponsored by the law firm of Faber Daeufer Itrato.
Jenny will stay close to DU and work with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. Her project will focus on improving health and legal outcomes for women and gender minorities particularly affected by substandard immigration detention conditions in Aurora’s detention facility. Jenny is sponsored by Pfizer.
Both will work for two years at their host organizations and gain access to the tremendous network of individuals, resources and training that EJW provides. EJW has set the foundation for a legal career devoted to the public good for many of their former participants; an average of 85 percent of former fellows sustain careers in public service after their engagement with EJW.
Associate Professor Alexi Freeman, Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives, worked closely with the students throughout their time at Denver Law and during the fellowship process. She shared, “I am so proud of Madeline and Jenny. The EJW fellowship is incredibly competitive. They both devoted countless hours to supporting marginalized communities and have been leaders at Denver Law. I know they will continue to be fierce advocates for their clients, and I can’t wait to see where their careers take them.”
Congratulations to Madeline and Jenny for becoming 2020 EJW fellows!