PHRGE Fellows

02.01.19 — The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law is pleased to announce four 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.

Spring PHRGE Fellowship Recipients


Kristine Chacko 20
New York City Commission on Human Rights (NY, NY)
Kristine will assist NYCCHR in its investigation and prosecution of violations of NYC Human Rights Law, and focus on claims relating to police discrimination and bias-based profiling.


Janae Choquette 19
Make the Road (Queens and Long Island, NY)
Janae will join lawyers and organizers in the Trans Immigrant Rights Project and Raid Response Team to provide legal services and support for grassroots campaigns.


Jessica Faunce 20
Office of the Defender General (Montpelier, VT)
Jessica will work with the Prisoners' Rights Office team to monitor conditions in Vermont prisons and assist clients with appellate and parole-board issues.


Rebecca Singleton ’20
UN Women, Philippines Office (Manila, Philippines)
Rebecca will work with the UN Women's Governance, Peace and Security team in the Philippines, focusing on preventing violent extremism and improving women's access to justice. 

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 unparalleled practical legal work experiences. 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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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.