May 03, 2021

2021 Lezak Legacy Fellows Announced

The Lezak Steering Committee announced the four law students who will be receiving summer stipends for their work in nonprofit and government jobs this year.

Four law school students working for nonprofits and government offices this summer have been selected as the 2021 Lezak Legacy fellows. Fellows Eliza Silverman ’22 and Adrienne Del Monte ’22 will be working at the Metropolitan Public Defender, Fellow Dara Illowsky ’22 will be working at Crag Law Center, and Fellow Marisa Fiat ’23 will be with the Oregon Health Justice Project.

“The Lezak Steering Committee is thrilled to have these four incredible Fellows join the Lezak Fellowship Family,” David Fauria, Chair of the Lezak Steering Committee, stated. “All four candidates, selected from an extremely competitive applicant pool, exemplify the program’s firm commitment to social justice and public service.”

The Lezak Legacy Fellowship honors Sid Lezak’s legacy by granting summer stipends to current law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve the Oregon community. In addition to the financial benefit, the Lezak Steering Committee matches Fellows with members of the Oregon legal community who provide mentorship and guidance to the students. Recipients of a summer award must be Lewis & Clark law students and complete at least 350 hours of work for a nonprofit organization, government office, or tribal entity.

“We look forward to seeing these impressive law students enter Oregon’s legal community and began to affect positive change in our world,” Fauria said.