02.14.19 — Zoe Bowman ’21 and Christine Farolan ’21 have been selected as 2019 Haywood Burns Fellowship recipients by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). The fellowships sponsor law students and legal workers to spend the summer working for public interest organizations across the country in order to build their legal skills, strengthen their long-term commitment to social justice and provide much-needed legal support to under-served communities. 

Zoe BowmanZoe Bowman ’21 will spend her fellowship working at Al Otro Lado, where she will assist attorneys and organizers with Know Your Rights and Asylum presentations in Tijuana and an immigrant detention center. At Northeastern, Zoe is involved in the NLG, the Student Political Organizing Team and improv comedy. She attended Macalester College prior to law school where she studied Political Science and Classics with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarianism, worked as an ESL instructor and organized bike maintenance workshops for young women. At Macalester, Zoe spent a semester studying in Amman, Jordan, and returned the following summer to research the international and local community’s response to the Syrian Civil War and subsequent humanitarian crisis. After graduating, Zoe was a legal assistant at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, where she worked with low-income New Mexicans apply for humanitarian visas and helped organize pro se DACA, citizenship and asylum workshops. She also completed a solo bike ride on the Pan American highway across Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. 

Christine FarolanChristine Farolan ’21 hopes to use her career to further criminal legal reform and is excited to work with the Chicago Community Bond Fund as a Haywood Burns fellow. The proud daughter of Filipino immigrants, Christine completed an AmeriCorps year of service for the Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) after graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in Social Policy. At LAF, she organized volunteer opportunities for attorneys and law students and assisted in management of a pro bono legal services clinic in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Christine is a co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at Northeastern University School of Law. She is also a member of the Criminal Law Project, with whom she has been researching campus police authority and misconduct. 

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.

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