Georgetown Law Students Named Skadden Fellows

December 17, 2012 —

Evan Henley (L'13) Evan Henley (L'13)
Nicholas Sheehan (L'13) Nicholas Sheehan (L'13)

Georgetown University Law Center students Evan Henley (L'13) and Nicholas Sheehan (L'13) have been selected as 2013 Skadden Fellows by the Skadden Foundation. The prestigious two-year fellowships are awarded to graduating law students and judicial clerks who wish to pursue public interest careers.

Henley will work at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, offering direct representation, impact litigation and advocacy for the District's underserved low-income tenants. He will tackle issues such as collapsing ceilings, inoperable heat and vermin infestation in an effort to help tenants receive more effective relief from the Housing Conditions Calendar, a venue where tenants can sue their landlords for repairs.

Sheehan will complete his fellowship at Advocates for Children of New York, providing direct representation and policy advocacy to help keep New York City students in school and out of court. He will conduct workshops to train students, families and court personnel about educational rights; advocate for alternatives to suspensions and help to improve coordination between the education and juvenile justice systems.

Since the inception of the Skadden Fellowship Program in 1988, 677 graduating law students and judicial clerks, including the 29 members of the 2013 class of fellows, have received funding to work full-time for legal and advocacy organizations.