Fellowships awarded to six public interest law students

Issue June 2010

To encourage careers in public interest law, each year the Massachusetts Bar Foundation awards fellowships, including $6,000 stipends, to law students who intern at Massachusetts legal aid organizations during the summer months.

Funded through the MBF Fellows Fund and the Smith Family Fund, the Foundation's Legal Intern Fellowship Program (LIFP) serves as a springboard to public interest law careers for the area's most promising law students.

The MBF is pleased to announce the 2010 Legal Intern Fellows as follows:

  • Veronica Hu
    Boston University School of Law
    Internship: Greater Boston Legal Services/Asian Outreach Unit
  • Brittany Pinson
    University of Massachusetts Law School
    Internship: South Coastal Counties Legal Services/Homelessness Prevention Project
  • Elizabeth Rossi
    Boston University School of Law
    Internship: Greater Boston Legal Services/BU Civil Litigation Clinic
  • Lumina Sato
    Boston College Law School
    Internship: Prisoners' Legal Services/Summer Internship Program
  • Sarah Sherman-Stokes
    Boston College Law School
    Internship: Asylum Immigration Representation Project (PAIR)/Pro Bono Asylum and Detention Center Initiative
  • Christopher Tirrell
    Stanford Law School
    Internship: Center for Law and Education/Education Advocacy Project

Chaired by MBF Trustee Robert Marchand, this year's selection committee reviewed a record number of applications in choosing six students.

"Each year it is so heartening to see the talented law students who are committing themselves to careers in public service," Marchand said.  "The Mass. Bar Foundation is very proud to be able to support them in their aspirations."

For more information about the MBF's Legal Intern Fellowship Program, visit