Three Alums, One Student Receive 2016 Skadden Fellowships

The Skadden Public Interest Fellowship recipients for 2016 include four members of the Yale Law School community: Alexandra Brodsky ’16, Emily Brown ’14, Rose Carmen Goldberg ’15, and Andrew Hammond ’14. The fellowships are given to 28 graduating law students and judicial clerks who will devote the next two years of their professional careers to public interest work. Skadden Fellows are provided with a salary and fringe benefits for a two-year period.

Alexandra Brodsky ’16, National Women’s Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Brodsky will advocate on behalf of low-income girls of color suspended or expelled from school for reasons that are in violation of their civil rights, particularly for behavior related to trauma stemming from sexual victimization.

Emily Brown ’14, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Columbus, OH
Brown will focus on advocacy for immigrant workers in agricultural labor camps throughout Ohio with particular emphasis on workplace safety, wage and hour, and civil rights issues.

Rose Goldberg ’15, Swords to Plowshares, San Francisco, CA
Goldberg will represent veterans with other-than-honorable discharges based on undiagnosed PTSD who are facing some of the biggest barriers for treatment. She will help them challenge their unwarranted discharge status and gain access to health care and benefits through a new behavioral medical-legal partnership.

Andrew Hammond ’14, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL
Hammond will focus on litigation for children who qualify for critical public benefits and are not receiving them. He will also provide community outreach to educate other advocates, providers, and potential beneficiaries.

The Skadden Fellowship program began in 1989 by the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in honor of the firm’s 40th anniversary and in recognition of the dire need for greater funding for graduating law students and judicial clerks who are dedicating their careers to providing legal services to underserved members of society. For a full list of this year’s fellows, visit the Skadden Foundation website.