Fellowship Recipients

KJF Fellowship Recipients serve for a summer at a not-for-profit legal organization or in the public sector. Here are some of the places that past recipients have worked:

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Prairie State Legal Services
Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project
Humane Society of the United States
Equip for Equality
Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
Illinois Appellate Defender
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
Mecklenburg County Public Defenders

2022 Fellowship Recipients: 

  • Brendan Epton: Regional Public Defender’s Office (Lubbock, Texas)
  • Tyler Denis: Prairie State Legal Services
  • Carrie Kumiega: Will County Courthouse
  • Elizabeth Lerum: Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Jake Marshall: Illinois Human Rights Commission
  • Cameron Thomas: Cabrini Green Legal Aid

2021 Fellowship Recipients: 

  • Chloe Bell: Environmental Protection Agency
  • Elaine Cleary: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Joe Crawford: Office of the State Appellate Defender
  • Cole Gunter: Cook County Public Defender
  • Nicole Jansma: Federal Defender of Wisconsin