Each year, LAAC offers the Dan Bradley Fellowship to fund law students who want to spend their summer working at a LAAC member legal aid organization up to $3000. The Fellowship is awarded to outstanding students who want to pursue a career in public interest law and who want to spend their summer working in a rural area or on a rural issue. The Dan Bradley Fellowship not only gives law students the opportunity to explore a career in legal services, it offers legal services programs a new source of dedicated and energetic summer staff. The Fellowships are named in honor of former LSC President Dan Bradley, who died in 1988.

Applying for the Dan Bradley Fellowship

Who can apply?

  • Law students who will spend the summer interning at a LAAC member organization; AND
  • who plan to work either at a rural program or on a rural issue; AND
  • who have not secured more than $2,000 of other funding for their summer work.

Applicants must also have a strong interest in a career in public interest law, working to defend and expand the legal rights of people who live in poverty. Students of color and students from low-income or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Please follow these instructions to apply for the Dan Bradley Fellowship. The deadline for the 2019 award is Friday, April 5th, 2019.

  • Download the Dan Bradley Fellowship Application.
  • Submit a completed application to Harmony King at hking@laaconline.org.
  • Be sure to complete and include all parts of the application:
    • Application Forms A-C
    • Resume
    • References
    • Personal Statement
    • Please include “DAN BRADLEY APPLICATION – [LAST NAME]” in the email subject line

Questions? Contact Harmony at hking@laaconline.org.


2018 Fellows

Zoni Rockoff, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

2017 Fellows

Gabrielle Gee, Legal Aid of Marin
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2016 Fellow

Armando Valles, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
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2015 Fellows

Bianca Dueñas, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Kaitlin Toyama, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
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2014 Fellow

Sylvia Tsai, Legal Services of Northern California
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2013 Fellows

Maria Tapia, Legal Aid of Napa Valley
Merced Barrera, California Rural Legal Assistance
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2012 Fellows

Angelica Salceda, California Rural Legal Assistance
Lucy Walker, California Indian Legal Services
Emily Zushi, California Indian Legal Services
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2011 Fellows

Kevin Carmichael, Legal Services of Northern California
Jacqueline Duran, Watsonville Law Center

2010 Fellows

Elizabeth Aakhus, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Cristina Chávez, Inland Counties Legal Services
Maria Olaguez, Community Legal Services

2009 Fellows

Jocelyn Michelle Godinho, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Liz Jackson, Public Advocates
Rebecca Rabovsky, Legal Services of Northern California

2008 Fellows

Annie Pan, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Rigel Massaro, Public Advocates
Eve Epstein, Legal Services of Northern California

2007 Fellows

Elizabeth Alamillo, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Vardui Barsamyan, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles
Rebeca Canales, Public Law Center
Elan Martínez, Legal Aid of Marin County
Alan Nolley, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Steliana D. Schmidel, Immigrant Legal Resource Center

2006 Fellows

Kirushanthy Balachanthiran, Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
Caryn Crosthwait, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Amanda Newell, California Rural Legal Assistance
Jennifer Phan, Public Counsel
Karma Quick, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

2005 Fellows

Brian O’Toole, Bay Area Legal Aid
Nicole Camarillo, California Rural Legal Assistance
Angelica Nohemi Quiñónez, Child Care Law Center
Katharine Ruhl, U.C. Davis Immigration Clinics
Lourdes Barrera, Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice
Yohandra Ugarte,Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

2004 Fellows

Raja Jorjani, California Indian Legal Services
Francisco Moreno, CA Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Vianey Ramirez, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County
Jamie Kang Xiong, Central California Legal Services

2003 Fellows

Charesa Garrett, East Bay Community Law Center
Paul Swiller, Public Counsel

2002 Fellows

Audrey del Valle, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County
Clarice Lin, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

2001 Fellow

Jennifer Reisch, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

2000 Fellow

Sonia Merida, Equal Rights Advocates

1999 Fellows

Amanda R. Touchton, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Jennifer Rotman, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

1998 Fellows

Thuy Thi Nguyen, National Health Law Project

1997 Fellow

Wendy Anderson, CA Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

1996 Fellow

Sara Chang, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance

1995 Fellow

Jami Tillotson, Legal Services of Northern California

1994 Fellow

Caleb Rush, California Rural Legal Assistance

1993 Fellows

Cynthia Waddell, Legal Aid Society- Employment Law Ctr
Claudia Alvarez, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

1992 Fellows

Latonya Slack, National Health Law Program
Karla Stewart, California Women’s Law Center

1991 Fellows

Melinda Benninghoff, Solano Legal Assistance
Terry Truong, National Center for Youth Law
Guadalupe Zamorano-Reagin, Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law