Nicole Hallett '03 Awarded Skadden Public Interest Fellowship
December 22, 2009
December 22, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Nicole Hallett, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2010 Skadden Public Interest Fellowship. A member of Yale Law School's Class of 2008, Hallett will work at the Urban Justice Center in New York, supporting its Community Development Project. She will provide direct representation of domestic workers through new legal clinics formed in partnership with community organizations to implement and enforce Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.
The Skadden Fellowship Foundation was established in 1988 by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to commemorate the law firm's 40th anniversary. The award was created in recognition of the dire need for greater funding for graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights.
The aim of the foundation is to give Fellows the freedom to pursue public interest work; thus, the Fellows create their own projects at public interest organizations with at least two lawyers on staff before they apply.Back