MEET THE 2018 FELLOWS

Our 2018 Public Rights Project Fellows, David Ureña and Callie Wilson, will be hosting office hours for attorneys interested in learning more about the benefits and responsibilities of the Public Rights Project Fellowship! During office hours, David and Callie will host a video conference to share their experiences with prospective candidates. It is important to note that this conference will not have any observation from the Public Rights Project Fellowship staff nor will it affect the selection process. Therefore, potential applicants are encouraged to utilize this opportunity to ask current fellows directly about how the Public Rights Project Fellowship has helped them to improve their legal skills, build upon their professional network and gain valuable experience working in public service.


 
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David UREÑa

Massachusetts attorney general's office,

civil rights division

David is an experienced attorney with a background in litigation and advocacy on behalf of low-wage workers. David began his career as a Staff Attorney in the Workers’ Justice Project of Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services), where he provided direct legal services to hundreds of low-wage workers in New York City. He went on to join the Workers’ Rights Practice of the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center as a Staff Attorney. At the Community Development Project, David worked with low-wage workers, in partnership with New York City-based grassroots workers’ centers and community groups organizing for systemic workplace change, and provided representation in state and federal court litigation to vindicate their rights.

David is a graduate of Fordham Law School, where he was a Stein Scholar for Public Interest Law and Ethics, and the University of Pennsylvania.

 
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callie wilson

oakland city attorney's office,

community lawyering & civil rights unit 

We have partnered with Justice Catalyst to host an additional fellow in the Oakland City Attorney's office on a one-year fellowship. As a PRP/Justice Catalyst Fellow, Callie will collaborate with Oakland’s Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit and work on projects to promote gender equity. During law school, she collaborated with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to litigate issues ranging from housing rights to gender equity and climate change. Prior to law school, she served as the Communications Director for Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell, the first openly gay man elected to the New York State Assembly. In that capacity she helped further legislation to combat in-school bullying and facilitate the involvement of parents of ESL students in advisory positions with the New York City Board of Education.

A graduate of Yale Law School and Barnard College, she was a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism.