[Nfbnet-members-list] FW: The Coelho Center Disability Law Fellowship
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From: "Perez, Katherine"
<<mailto:katherine.perez at lls.edu>katherine.perez at lls.edu>
Date: May 3, 2019 at 4:02:57 PM PDT
Subject: RE: The Coelho Center Disability Law Fellowship
The Coelho Center Law Fellowship Program is
launching this Summer 2019. Central to the
mission of The Coelho Center for Disability Law,
Policy and Innovation is bringing together and
fostering the development of leaders from our
disability community. In particular, we believe
in creating a strong pipeline of law students
with disabilities who will go on to serve as
attorneys, judges, public policy professionals,
and politicians. Our ultimate goal is to increase
representation in policy spaces where decisions are being made.
As the disability rights slogan goes, "Nothing
About Us Without Us!" or more aptly "Nothing
Without Us!" because people with disabilities
belong in every sector of society, including the
legal profession. We need disabled voices in law
schools, in law firms, in the courts, on the
bench, in the Congress, in legal academia and beyond!
In order to do so, we need to strengthen the
pathway into law school for students with
disabilities. Too often, students with
disabilities are discouraged from attaining
higher education. Educational barriers, along
with negative assumptions and attitudes, dissuade
our community from reaching careers in law and policy.
This has to change. Our program targets
early-year college students with disabilities to
intervene and provide encouragement, support and
mentorship that is crucial to success.
Currently, there is no program like The Coelho
Center Law Fellowship Program whose specific
mission is to train and mentor college students
with disabilities to think about a path toward law school.
Our program offers:
a one-week summer intensive course at Loyola Law School;
an academic-year-long virtual course;
a mentoring program between the fellows and law
students and attorneys with disabilities;
academic planning and support through the law school application process; and,
a $1,000 stipend to be used for school supplies.
Deadline to apply: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST
Download your application here to apply:
From: Leslie Cunningham
<<mailto:lcunningham at CALIFORNIALAWINC.COM>lcunningham at CALIFORNIALAWINC.COM>
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2019 3:58 PM
To: Perez, Katherine <<mailto:katherine.perez at lls.edu>katherine.perez at lls.edu>
Cc: <mailto:ruthe.ashleyesq at gmail.com>ruthe.ashleyesq at gmail.com
Subject: Re: The Coelho Center Disability Law Fellowship
Itâs great to hear from you. Iâm so proud of
you and the work youâre doing with the
disability demographic in the legal
profession. Why donât you give me a link or
flyer I can forward to the LA-area Community
Colleges? We can get the word out to the Pathway Network.
Sent from my iPhone
On May 3, 2019, at 3:19 PM, Perez, Katherine
<<mailto:katherine.perez at lls.edu>katherine.perez at lls.edu> wrote:
Dear Ruthe and Leslie,
Iâm kicking myself for not reaching out
sooner. Our application for the Disability Law
Fellowship has gone live as of last month, and
our deadline is quickly approaching on Monday, May 27th.
We havenât gotten many applications as of
now. Iâm hoping that you are able to help us
spread the word either by sharing this with your
network or sharing some of your contacts with me,
so that I may reach out to them. In particular,
weâd like to get this information out to
community colleges in the LA area. Though, all
college students with disabilities are eligible to apply.
All the information about the program as well as
the application can be found here:
It was such a pleasure to meet you earlier this
year at the Pathways event at LLS / the
reception! Iâm still in awe and filled with so
much appreciation for the work you do, and I hope
that our program heads for the level of success.
Director, The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation
Visiting Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
Pronouns: she, her, hers
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