Two recent University of Wisconsin Law School graduates have been named to national fellowships.

Rita Hirami '24 is one of this year's 84 fellows at Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law. 

Hirami, hosted by Legal Aid Chicago, will focus on removing future barriers to education, employment, and housing for students in Chicago by increasing their access to juvenile record expungement.

Rita Hirami
Rita Hirami

"I want to live in a world where people’s future opportunities are not determined by something that happened when they were children, and I am excited to work toward that vision," she said.

The 2024 class of Equal Justice Works Fellows includes graduates from 42 law schools who will work at 79 legal services organizations across 22 states and Washington, D.C. Among this year’s 84 sponsors are 33 leading law firms recognized in the Am Law 200 and 25 Fortune 500 corporations.  

Equal Justice Works Fellowship two-year programs are designed to effect change in communities throughout our country by mobilizing fellows to work on key issue areas such as disaster resilience; voting rights; safe, fair, and affordable housing; and crime victims’ rights.

Lydia Dal Nogare '24 has been named one of Justice Catalyst's 10 Fellows for 2024-2025 projects hosted at public interest organizations, unions, plaintiffs’ firms, and state, local and tribal government agencies across the United States.

Lydia Dal Nogare
Lydia Dal Nogare

Dal Nogare will work at Upper Seven Law in Helena, Montana, to support their ongoing litigation and identify additional opportunities for legal action to protect rights from state government overreach. Her project will utilize her organizing background to amplify the voices of those directly affected by harmful laws.

Justice Catalyst activates path-breaking approaches to social justice lawyering and affirmative litigation that have real-world impact and improve the lives of low-wage workers, the poor and the marginalized.

Submitted by Law School News on May 28, 2024

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