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
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 Center. Madison’s project will increase access to housing for people with disabilities, with a focus on the intersection of race, disability, and poverty.
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.
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 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.
Second Year Fellows
Andria Bibiloni is a 2021 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she attended as a Conwell Scholar, a Sheller Center Meltzer Fellow, an Institute for International Law & Public Policy Fellow, and a Law & Public Policy Scholar. She has worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington. Prior to law school, Andria was a visual artist with works in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the NY Public Library and Yale University.
Andria is sponsored by the Consumer Housing Unit at Philadelphia Legal Assistance, where she assists low-income residents with claims to home-adjacent vacant property. As a Puerto Rican and resident of Kensington, Andria is proud to help her neighbors obtain ownership of vacant yards they cleared and turned into safe places.
Sarah Bleiberg Bellos
Sarah Bleiberg Bellos is a 2019 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Sarah recently completed clerkships with the Hon. Michael M Baylson on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA. She has interned with the ACLU of Pennsylvania and has participated in the Civil Practice Clinic, where she represented clients in housing and guardianship matters. Before law school, Sarah conducted research on health policy at the Brookings Institution and worked at a communications firm specializing in progressive policy campaigns.
Sarah is sponsored by Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, where she advocates for necessary medical treatment on behalf of clients with Opioid Use Disorder incarcerated in Pennsylvania jails and prisons.
Lauren Davis is a 2021 graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was the Managing Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Change, Advocacy Chair of the Black Law Students Association, and served on the boards of both the National Lawyers Guild Tenant Power Project and the Walk-in Legal Assistance Clinic. She also interned at Philadelphia Legal Assistance's Medical-Legal Partnership and the Legal Clinic for the Disabled. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a paralegal in the Public Benefits Unit of CLS.
Lauren is sponsored by Community Legal Services to increase access to safe, healthy housing for the most vulnerable Philadelphians, focusing primarily on affirmative litigation against problematic landlords who neglect to make necessary repairs, and engaging in community outreach efforts in partnership with tenants’ rights groups.
Sydney Groll is a 2021 graduate of Rutgers Law School, where she was a Social Justice Scholar. After completing a stint in Americorps working with youth encountering the juvenile justice system, she worked at both Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region and Support Center for Child Advocates, as well as assisted on pro bono research for Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE). Sydney has served as a Youth Aid Panel panelist through the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney and as a workshop facilitator in both community and prison settings through the Alternatives to Violence Project.
Sydney is sponsored by Support Center for Child Advocates. Sydney aims to reduce the rate of removal of children from their families and combat systemic racism through piloting a new model of child welfare legal representation. She provides direct representation to children within the geographic region of North Philadelphia’s 22nd Police District.