3.29.15 -  Amanda White '14 has been selected for a Northeastern University School of Law Public Interest Fellowship with the Maryland Disablity Law Center (MDLC), which provids free legal services to individuals with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury), who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless. White is specifically working with at-risk youth with disabilities who are struggling to access appropriate special education and related services. 

"I am representing students with disabiliites at IEP meetings and school discipline proceedings, while also advocating for community-based mental health services accessed through school, Medicaid and other state agencies," said White, who earned both a JD and an MPH through the School of Law's dual-degree program with Tufts University School of Medicine.

The NUSL Public Interest Fellowship provides one year's salary and benefits. White participated in highly competitive process in which members of the class of 2014 prepared extenstive applications.

"Amanda's myriad experiences before and during law school have placed her in a unique position to understand the complexities of violence, poverty and education outcomes on children involed with the juvenile justice system," said Assistant Dean Maura Kelly, who directs the law school's Center for Co-op and Professional Advancement. "We are thrilled to support her in this critical work."

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