Skadden has announced its 2012 class of Skadden Fellows, a group of 28 graduating law students and judicial clerks who are devoting their professional careers to public interest work. The Fellows will work in nine states and the District of Columbia, focusing on issues ranging from the health and safety of low-wage immigrant workers in California to representing Russian-speaking victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking in New York.
The 2012 class includes three additional fellowships: two funded in memory of partners Joseph H. Flom and Peter P. Mullen, and one funded by partner José Allen from the attorneys’ fees awarded in a pro bono case. Mr. Flom, a named partner who was the founding trustee of the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, and Mr. Mullen, who served as executive director of the firm and helped to create the Fellowship program, both passed away in 2011.
The Skadden Fellowship program was started in 1988 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. To date, the firm has funded nearly 650 Fellows.
The full list of 2012 Skadden Fellows and their projects can be viewed here.