MBF Awards $24,000 to Law Students for Public Interest Internships

The MBF Trustees proudly announce that four exceptional law students were recently selected to receive a stipend of $6,000 each for their unpaid summer internships at non-profit legal aid organizations in Massachusetts.  The grants are provided through the MBF's Legal Intern Fellowship Program, which is funded by the MBF Fellows Fund and the Smith Family Fund and has two concurrent goals: to give talented students the experience and encouragement they need to continue in the public interest law sector and to provide legal aid organizations with much-needed additional staff capacity for the summer.

"Thanks to the generosity of the MBF Fellows and friends during our 50th Anniversary Campaign, we were able to increase the number of stipends awarded this year, " said MBF President Robert J. Ambrogi.

This year's award recipients are:

Ilana Abramson
Boston University School of Law
AIDS Action Committee: Legal Department
(Supported by MBF Fellows Fund)

Lowell Ritter
University of Notre Dame Law School
Greater Boston Legal Services: Employment Law Unit
(Supported by MBF Fellows Fund)

Lauren Schaal
Boston College Law School
Casa Myrna Vazquez: Legal Advocacy Department
(Supported by MBF Fellows Fund)

Shayna Sehayik
Boston College Law School
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau: Family Law Unit
(Supported by the Smith Family Fund)

Click here for more information about the legal Intern Fellowship Program.