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Criminal Defense Fellowship (For 3L Students and recent SLS Graduates)

Stanford Law School is pleased to offer this Criminal Defense Fellowship to support an alumnus/a working full-time for a year in a law-related endeavor designed to further the cause of criminal defense. The recipient must be sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization or governmental entity (including a Public Defender or similar office) that provides legal services relating to criminal defense in the United States. Eligible organizations may engage in direct legal services, impact litigation, or policy advocacy.

Rachel Marshall, JD '10, our 2011–2012 Criminal Defense Fellow, is working at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, where she represents clients charged with misdemeanor offenses, works to rebuild the Office's relationship with the Community Justice Court, and creates innovative ways to provide services to clients to prevent recidivism.

In 2010, the first year's recipient, Emily Galvin, JD '10, worked at the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender as a Deputy Public Defender on the misdemeanor team, handling misdemeanor trials and pretrial proceedings. In addition to her misdemeanor cases, she is handled the Office's expungement cases in the Fresh Start Record Clearance Program, appearing on all motions for record clearance and developing resource materials for both attorneys and clients in Santa Clara County

Please address all questions regarding the fellowship to Anna Wang at