Sanford Heisler’s summer associate program is highly competitive. Sanford Heisler offers an unprecedented level of responsibility to our summers. For example, summers have attended mediations, second-chaired depositions and drafted complaints and memoranda filed in federal court.
Recently, summers have played an active role in trial (a race discrimination matter in federal court in Tennessee, and a wrongful death case on behalf of an African-American who suffered from sickle cell anemia in federal court in California).
Many of our summer associates go on to prestigious federal clerkships and coveted jobs in public interest law in the non-profit, government, and for-profit sectors. We have offered one year litigation fellowships and full time associate positions to summer associates who prove to be exemplary, even when measured against their incredible peers.
Sanford Heisler's 2013 Summer Associate Class is as prestigious as ever:
Saba Ahmed will be a rising 3L at Berkeley. She is Managing Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, Co-Chair for the Coaliton for Diversity, Mentorship Director for the Women of Color Collective, and has participated in the International Human Rights Law Clinic.
Selin Akkan will be a rising 2L at Yale. She is an Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law, a member of the Temporary Restraining Order Project, and has volunteered assisting pro per litigants through Americorps at San Diego Superior Court.
Lakendra Scott Barajas will be a rising 2L at Harvard. She is a member of the Black Law Students Association and a Research Assistant for the Local Food Procurement Project. Prior to law school, she managed media outreach for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center and memorial events.
David Donatti will be a rising 2L at Harvard. He is a member of the Harvard Immigration Project, the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, International Law Journal, and Reading Group on Global Justice. He spent his fall semester last year working with a team to write a policy paper analyzing legal mechanisms for redress for victims of transnational corporate corruption.
Danica Li will be a rising 2L at Berkeley. She is a member of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor as well as the Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. She serves as a counselor for the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center and the Asian Law Caucus.
Lila Miller will be a rising 3L at Stanford. She is President of the Public Interest Coalition, Public Interest Liaison for the Student Law Association, and Senior Features Editor for the Stanford Law and Policy Review. She spent last summer at the Sub-Committee on Immigration of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Chelsea Rogers will be a rising 2L at Harvard. She is a former Teach for America corps member (’12), Junior Editor for the Harvard Law and Policy Review, a participant in Harvard Defenders, and a member of the Street Law Committee of the Black Law Students Association.
Viviane Scott will be a rising 3L at Yale. She is President of the Yale Black Law Students Association, Co-President of the Yale Initiative for Public Interest, and Lead Articles Editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review. She spent last summer at MALDEF and last spring at the Equal Justice Society.
Mary Yanik will be a rising 3L at Yale. She is Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, a participant in the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, a member of the Board of Directors at the Worker Rights Consortium, and Co-Director of the Rebellious Lawyering Conference. She spent last summer at UNITE HERE Local 11 drafting unfair labor practice complaints for work retaliation.
Haiyun Zhao will be a rising 3L at Yale. She is Student Director of the Education Adequacy Project at the Impact Litigation Clinic and a Senior Editor for the Yale Law Journal on Regulation. She spent last summer at Legal Momentum drafting charges of sexual and racial discrimination against clients’ employers.