Feb. 23, 2009 - Seth Cohen ’09 has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work with New York Lawyers in the Public Interest (NYLPI) for the next two years on a project he designed addressing the inequitable distribution of health care resources. Funded by Patterson Belknap and Johnson and Johnson, the project will provide legal services in an effort to improve health outcomes for Central and East Brooklyn residents.
A Sparer and BLSPI fellow, Cohen is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Policy, winner of three CALI awards, and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. He received his B.A. at Tufts University. He has interned at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A and at the Civil Rights Bureau of the State Attorney General’s Office.
To be considered for the Equal Justice Works (formerly NAPIL) Fellowship Program, applicants must create and design a project involving innovative, effective legal advocacy on behalf of traditionally underserved populations and causes. Cohen credits Professors Cynthia Godsoe, David Reiss, Dan Smulian, Karen Porter, Michael Cahill and Maryellen Fullerton, as well as Elizabeth Kane, director of the Public Service Office, for their support in his pursuit of the fellowship.