The new Skadden Fellows have been announced for 2010. The program, established in 1988, supports graduating law students and judicial clerks who choose to devote their professional careers to providing legal services to underserved members of society, including the poor, working poor, the elderly, disabled and those deprived of their civil or human rights.
This year's class of 27 Fellows will work in 11 states. Their projects focus on many of today's most vital economic and social issues, including assisting recently unemployed people rebuild their financial lives, helping low-income tenants whose residences face foreclosure, representing Iraqi refugees and Iraq War veterans and advocating on behalf of those with a genetic predisposition for cancer who do not have, or are at risk of losing, health insurance.
Read a press release about this year's Skadden Fellows.