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Lezak Fellows receive summer stipends for public interest work

April 25, 2017

  • 2017 Lezak Fellows Gemma Wilson and Sarah Bieri. Not pictured: Katie Gargan, Hugo Gonzalez-Venegas, and Rachell Hummel
    Andy Marion

Each year, five students are selected as Lewis & Clark Law School Lezak Legacy Fellows.  Lezak Fellowships were established to recognize students’ commitment to social justice and public service.

The fellowships are named in honor of the late Sid Lezak, a prominent attorney in Oregon and one of the longest serving US attorneys in the country. The Lezak selection committee is made up of friends, family and/or colleagues of Sid Lezak, as well as past fellowship recipients.

The five students were selected from an outstanding pool of 29 student applicants, following interviews with the committee. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 for their summer work experience and at least two mentors from the Lezak community of volunteers. They will also be invited to attend summer events with “friends of Sid” and past Fellows. These five students join the 19 past Lezak Legacy Fellows and will become part of the Fellows group that continues to be involved in the program.

The 2017 Lezak Legacy Fellows and their summer placements are:

Sarah Bieri (Oregon Justice Resource Center)
Kathleen Gargan (Chinook Indian Nation Project)
Hugo Gonzalez Venegas (Oregon Law Center)
Rachel Hummel (US Attorney’s Office)
Gemma Wilson (Oregon Law Center)

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