Law Fellows Begin Assignment

Since 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 NAACP selected the following exceptional students to participate in the 2014 Law Fellow Program:

Halima Adenegan, Washington and Lee School of Law
Camaray Callier-Henderson, Southwestern University School of Law
Cherina Clark, Suffolk University School of Law
Christopher Smith, Indiana University McKinney School of Law
Morgan Thomas, University of Maryland, Francis Carey School of Law
Jessica Williams, University of Maryland, Francis Carey School of Law

Each year, the Oliver White Hill Foundation awards paid internships to law students interested in civil rights law and places them at leading national civil rights and civil liberties organizations.  The Foundation selected Kristen Neubauer, University of Maryland, Francis Carey School of Law, to participate in the 2014 Law Fellow Program.

Law Fellows work from NAACP Headquarters in Baltimore, MD, where they participate in legal research and advocacy projects germane to NAACP initiatives, including employment discrimination, criminal justice, environmental justice, education, housing, police misconduct, and other civil rights issues. 

General Counsel Kim M. Keenan had this to say about this year's fellows:

We look forward to our law fellows, because they give us the opportunity to share our passion for civil rights while they learn how to service internal and external clients.  Each summer we take the time to make the practice of law transparent for a new generation.  It is a privilege and an honor to work with these talented future lawyers.