PHRGE Fellows

11.01.18 — The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law is pleased to announce five new appointees to its prestigious fellowship program. Every quarter, PHRGE provides fellowships to outstanding JD and LLM students who have chosen to work with co-op organizations that protect and promote human rights. Each fellow receives $3,500 in financial aid.

Winter 2018 PHRGE Fellowship Recipients

DemeseMeskerem Demese LLM '19
The Due Diligence Project (Newton, MA)
Meskerem will contribute to the International Human Rights Initiative by researching ways to use the due diligence framework to hold states accountable for eliminating violence against women

TokarskiMariane Tokarski Pereira Lousa '19
Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights (Boston, MA)
Mariane will research strategic policy and develop advocacy tools for promoting the human rights of Roma individuals. She will focus on Brazil as a case study.

MuhammadHakeem Muhammad '20
Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Hakeem will protect the human rights of prison inmates by assisting with civil litigation on behalf of clients who have experienced staff assaults, the improper use of solitary confinement, and other human rights abuses

ThaeteKathleen Thaete '19
Homeless Action Center (Oakland, CA)
Kathleen will serve the homeless population of Alameda County by helping HAC clients obtain sustainable incomes and health insurance through benefits advocacy.

WinklerEmma Winkler '19
South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (Harlingen, TX)
Emma will assist detained adults seeking asylum and other forms of removal relief, and will provide direct representation at bond hearings and in immigration court.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.

About the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy

The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) is at the center of the School of Law’s human rights efforts and works closely with scholars, institutions and advocates nationally and internationally to address issues of human rights and economic development. Reflecting our faculty's interests, PHRGE is particularly engaged with the international movement to promote economic, social and cultural rights.