Upcoming Application Deadlines
  • Fellowships in the Arts - Performing:  Tuesday, 10/1/2024
  • Public Interest Law Fellowships:  Monday, 10/7/2024
Constitution Hall - Philadelphia

Current Law Fellows

Our Public Interest Law Fellows care deeply about making our region more just, equitable, and safe.  Learn more about the work of our current Fellows below. 



First Year Fellows

Livia Luan headshot

Livia Luan is a 2023 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was a Rubin-Presser Social Justice Fellow, Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, and Managing Editor and Diversity Editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. She interned for the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Georgetown Law's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, and she worked for Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC prior to law school. 

Livia is sponsored by Community Legal Services to expand access to long term care services for immigrants in Philadelphia.


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Emily Miles is a 2021 graduate of Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. Emily holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Northeastern University, and has most recently served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Emily is sponsored by HIAS PA, where she works with abused children in the Domestic Violence program. Her work assists undocumented child survivors of sexual abuse with legal assistance to pursue stable immigration status.

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Hilary Pearsall is a 2023 graduate of Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, where she completed the Health Law Concentration with honors, and received her Master of Public Health from the Dornsife School of Public Health through Drexel's dual-degree program. Prior to her fellowship, Hilary has completed internships with the City of Philadelphia Law Department's HIPAA & Data Privacy Unit and Jefferson Health's Office of Legal Affairs. Previously, Hilary has served as Manager of Policy and Advocacy with the Camden Coalition in New Jersey.

Hilary is sponsored by Pennsylvania Health Law Project. Her work focuses on increasing access to mental and behavioral health care for children and youth in Pennsylvania's Medicaid program.

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Nicole Scott is a 2022 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, where she was awarded the Distinguished Pro Bono Award by the Drexel Law Review. Her previous work experience includes Women’s Law Project, PA Institutional Law Project, and a U.S. Army Medic.

Nicole is sponsored by Philadelphia Legal Assistance. Her project provides direct representation of parents who risk losing child custody because of housing instability caused by poverty and/or domestic violence.

Second Year Fellows

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Madison Gray is a 2021 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law, where she worked on the Journal of Law and Social Change. Prior to this fellowship she clerked with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of NY.

Madison is sponsored by Public Interest Law CenterMadison’s project will increase access to housing for people with disabilities, with a focus on the intersection of race, disability, and poverty.

Tue Ho - Headshot

Tue Ho is a 2022 graduate of Rutgers University School of Law as a Social Justice Scholar. Tue holds a Masters of Science in Education and Special Education, and has worked as a legal intern for the ACLU and the Amistad Law Project, in addition to experience working as a teacher in the Philadelphia school system.

Tue is sponsored by Community Legal Services. He provides civil legal representation to immigrants as part of a medical-legal partnership at the Hansjorg Wyss Wellness Center, operated by Jefferson and SEAMAAC.

Maggie Kopel headshot

Margaret Kopel is a 2019 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif as well as a Senior Editor of the Law Review. Margaret clerked for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior public interest work includes time spent with Colorado Legal Services working in the Migrant Farmworker Division.

Margaret is sponsored by Nationalities Service Center, where she represents detained noncitizens in federal court proceedings. This includes habeas corpus petitions, and petitions for review for people who have lost their immigration hearings.

Viktoria Zerda headshot

Viktoria Zerda is a 2022 graduate of Rutgers Law School, where she was a founding member of the Movement Lawyering Journal, as well as a member of the Latin American and Black Students Association. Prior work includes the ACLU and the Hebrew Aid Immigration Society.

Victoria is sponsored by the ACLU of Pennsylvania. Her work is focused on bringing accountability to the Philadelphia Field Office of ICE through civil rights individual actions and impact litigation. She also works with community groups to stop PFO illegal actions.