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Estella Cisneros ’12, Dror Ladin ’10 Awarded 2012 Skadden Public Interest Fellowship

Yale Law School student Estella Cisneros ’12 and alum Dror Ladin ’10 have been selected to receive the 2012 Skadden Public Interest Fellowship. They are among a group of 28 graduating law students and judicial clerks being honored as Skadden Fellows this year. All will devote their professional careers to public interest work.

Cisneros is a member of the Yale Law School Class of 2012. For her fellowship, she will be working with California Rural Legal Assistance in Modesto, California, providing direct representation to help improve the health and safety of immigrant, low-wage dairy workers in the Central Valley of California who are victims of exploitation.

Ladin, who graduated in 2010, will join the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project in New York and will provide direct representation, community education, and policy advocacy to protect the right of low-wage, immigrant workers to work.

The full list of 2012 Fellows and their projects can be viewed here.

The Skadden Fellowship program was started in 1988 by the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in honor of the firm’s 40th anniversary and in recognition of the dire need for greater funding for graduating law students and judicial clerks who are dedicating their careers to providing legal services to underserved members of society. Skadden Fellows are provided with a salary and fringe benefits for a two-year period. To date, the firm has funded nearly 650 fellows under the program.