NAACP Selects 2012 Law Fellows

Since its inception in 2003, the NAACP/Kellogg’s Law Fellow Program has fulfilled its vision of helping to groom future leaders and civil rights attorneys.  The program is supported by annual grants from the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, the philanthropic arm of The Kellogg’s Company.

Through an extensive and highly competitive selection process, the following exceptional students were selected to participate in the 2012 Law Fellow Program:

  • Shannine Anderson, Florida State University College of Law
  • D’Ann Bey, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Brittany Gause, Howard University School of Law
  • Lance Greene, Suffolk University Law School
  • Tabitha Lee, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Kevin Sanidad, Rutgers Camden – School of Law

Each fellow was chosen for his or her commitment to excellence and passion for civil rights.   As in previous years, the 2012 Law Fellows represent widely varied backgrounds and interests. 

Law Fellows will work from NAACP Headquarters in Baltimore, MD, where they will   participate in legal research and advocacy projects germane to NAACP initiatives, including predatory lending, public accommodations, employment discrimination, criminal justice, environmental justice, education, housing, police misconduct, and other civil rights issues.  Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in a range of professional development and networking events.  Additionally, Fellows will moderate panels at the NAACP’s 28th Lawyers Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar during the 103rd Annual NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas. 

General Counsel Kim M. Keenan states:  “the Law Fellow Program continues to provide law students with first-hand exposure to every aspect of civil rights advocacy and many facets of the legal profession.  Through working with the Legal Department and networking with lawyers in many different legal arenas, our summer experience is an excellent opportunity for law students to see the multiple roles lawyers play in shaping American society.  Many of our Law Fellows find this valuable opportunity expands what they believe is possible for their legal careers.  One 2011 Law Fellow participant emphasized the program’s importance to her: ‘I met lawyers and judges and participated in discussions with practitioners about law and policy.  I’ve gained a new and different perspective that has made a tremendous contribution to my personal and professional growth.’  In our 10th year, we look forward to continuing and building upon our work growing the next generation of civil rights advocates.”

The Law Fellow program will begin on June 4th and conclude on August 10, 2012.