Each year, Equal Justice Works selects a class of public interest lawyers who have designed innovative projects in partnership with legal services organizations to address unmet legal needs and oppressed or marginalized communities. Of the seventy-eight law school graduates selected from 432 applicants, two are from CUNY Law’s Class of 2020.
Anna Moss, CUNY Law student
In her five years as a foster parent, Anna has witnessed the child welfare system habitually devalue the lives of older foster youth, and knows youth will attain justice only through a specialized legal strategy that honors their lived experience.Her fellowship will focus on a comprehensive litigation and advocacy strategy to ensure that the Administration for Children’s Services will help youth strengthen their relationships with chosen adults in their lives.She also plans to create a city-wide practice model for staff attorneys across all five boroughs. Finally, she will support The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice’s Special Litigation and Law Reform Unit in their informal systemic advocacy and affirmative litigation.
Shaina Weisbrot, CUNY Law