The UW School of Law proudly announces the 2008 recipients of the William Sampson Fellow in Comparative Public Interest Law: Tobias Damm-Luhr 1L, Stephanie Holmes 1L, Kyle Silk-Eglit 1L, and Sara Campbell 1L.
The Sampson Fellow program, arranged by the law school's European Law Initiative (ELI), provides an externship opportunity for UW law students to spend up to four months working in Europe at a human rights non-profit or NGO in Ireland. Traditionally, Sampson Fellow's have worked with organizations like the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) in Dublin, Ireland.
The Fellowship's namesake, William Sampson, was an Irish Protestant human rights lawyer, who, after being imprisoned, disbarred and banished from his homeland following
the 1798 Rebellion, practiced as the United States' first career human rights lawyer. In New York City, Sampson brought test cases on behalf of Irish Catholic
refugees, defended striking union shoemakers against conspiracy charges, represented African-Americans in pre-Civil War America, and a host of other "unpopular"
causes in the courtroom. He died in New York in 1836.
(l to r) Stephanie Holmes 1L, Tobias Damm-Luhr 1L, Kyle Silk-Eglit 1L, and Sara Campbell 1L.
Past UW Sampson Fellows
|1997 ||Matt Miller (FLAC, Dublin) |
|1998 ||Erin Healy (FLAC, Dublin) |
|1998 ||Chris Camey (The Law Centre) |
|1999 ||Kelly O'Connell (FLAC, Dublin) |
|2000 ||Flannary Collins(FLAC, Dublin) |
|2001 ||Jennifer Lewis (Madden & Finucane) |
|2001 ||Colleen Kerr-Chastek (Human Rights Centre - Queens University Belfast) |
|2001 ||Laurel Imus (Equality Authority) |
|2001 ||Carmel Morgan (Irish Centre for Human Rights - National University of Ireland, Galway) |
|2001 ||Angelina Northup (Irish Centre for Human Rights - National University of Ireland, Galway) |
|2002 ||Scott Andersen (FLAC, Dublin) |
|2003 ||Suzanne Love (FLAC, Dublin) |
|2004 ||John Smelcer (FLAC, Dublin) |
|2005 ||Letty Coffin (FLAC, Dublin) |
|2005 ||Christy Mach (FLAC, Dublin) |
|2006 ||Elisabeth Ahlquist (Irish Centre for Human Rights - National University of Ireland, Galway) |
|2006 ||Jill Monnin (Irish Centre for Human Rights - National University of Ireland, Galway) |
|2006 ||Rebecca Huffman (Northside Community Law Centre, Dublin) |
|2006 ||Cecelia Boudreau (FLAC, Dublin) |
|2006 ||Patrice Kent (Law Centre, Belfast) |
|2007 ||Michiko Hase |
|2007 ||Emily Jarvis |
|2007 ||Emily Alvarado |
|2007 ||Elizabeth Hawkins |