VLJ Welcomes Summer Law Students; Prestigious Fellowships

VLJ is looking forward to welcoming our first Maida Fellow, Danielle Panizzi. The Maida Fellowship program was highlighted in Rutgers Today; click here to read more

Danielle Panizzi, a first-year student at Rutgers Law’s Newark location, is thrilled to join Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, which last year assisted 3,460 people and whose volunteers provided $1.8 million in free legal services.  
“I will get to hone my legal skills and serve my community at the same time,” she says. “I am most excited to be able to interview clients, draft synopses of cases, and assist with legal clinics. The Maida Fellowship is providing me with the opportunity to have my first legal internship at a prestigious organization like Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. I am so grateful.”

VLJ is also pleased to welcome Rutgers Law students Alexandra Bravo (Class of 2017) and Katherine Petrie (Class of 2018) for the summer internship program.  Alexandra and Katherine are both Proskauer Rose Fellows, through generous funding provided by the Newark office of Proskauer Rose LLP.  Created in 2008, the Proskauer Rose Fellowship program extends the firm’s long-time support for public service programs in Essex County, while supporting future public interest attorneys.  Proskauer Fellows are chosen on the basis of their academic performance and commitment to public service.  

We are incredibly grateful for the firm’s continued support of VLJ and for our ongoing partnership with Rutgers Law. 

For more information on volunteering with VLJ as a student, see our Student Volunteer Opportunities page.