Summer 2004 marked the first time that we offered The boalt.org Public Interest Summer Fellowship. This yearly award provides a stipend for one or more law students who spend their summer working in the public interest in technology law. One common example of such work is an unpaid or significantly under-paid position at a non-profit organization whose activites relate to the ideas boalt.org is passionate about.
Each year boalt.org has many fundraisers to help make the fellowship a reality. Some examples include:
- a tip jar at our tabling for the Free Software CD project
- all proceeds from The First Anual boalt.org Speling Bee
- sales of the Sounds of Boalt CD
- donations from faculty, alumni, and current Boalt students
Introducing the fellowship recipient…
boalt.org is pleased to announce that the 2004 boalt.org Public Interest Summer Fellowship has been awarded to Gemma Suh, a first-year student at Boalt Hall School of Law. Gemma will intern at the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington D.C. this summer. Congratulations Gemma!
The Summer 2005 boalt.org Public Interest Summer Fellowship was awarded to 1L, Tori Praul. Tori worked in the new San Francisco office of EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Congratulations Tori!
The Boalt.org summer fellowship for 2007 went to Larisa Mann, who worked in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Students Expressing Truth (SET) Foundation, in Kingston, Jamaica on a rehabilitative justice program that set up low-power radio, internet radio, and recording studios in three prisons in Kingston. Congratulations, Larisa!
The Boalt.org summer fellowship for 2008 went to Aaron Brauer-Rieke, who worked with the ACLU of Northern California as a Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Intern. Congratulations, Aaron!