Meet the Sparer Fellows

Sparer Fellows

The Sparer Fellowship Program is an outstanding opportunity for high-caliber, qualified students to engage in concentrated studies and unique internships. Fellows are placed at leading public interest organizations, in the U.S. and abroad, providing legal services to underrepresented constituencies.

Read more about how some of the current Sparer Fellows will be spending their summer.

  • Maura has worked for 9 years in the nonprofit sector, focusing on women's issues including domestic violence and sexual assault. She is currently a pro bono coordinator at Her Justice, a nonprofit that provides legal services for low income women in New York City. She has also worked for the UN, Mercy Corps, and domestic violence shelters. Maura is a volunteer rape crisis advocate in the Bellevue Hospital ER and managing director for Project Playdate, which runs kids' parties that raise funds for young mothers. She has a BA in Spanish from Lewis and Clark College and a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University.

  • Ricky graduated from SUNY Stony Brook, majoring in Biology with concentration/minor in Bioengineering. He works work full-time with the NYC Department of Health's Bureau of Environmental Disease Prevention as a Public Health Sanitarian, where he manages and responds to cases of lead-poisoned children, as well as conduct primary prevention initiatives to minimize instances of childhood lead poisoning. He is also enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, serving part-time as a Marine Science Technician Petty Officer at Sector New York (a base in Staten Island) where he responds to oil or hazmat spills, and natural or man-made disasters affecting our waterways. Ricky is interested in working with regulatory policy and shaping how it actually affects people.

Brooklyn Law School - Sparer Celebration

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Have questions? We have answers.

Sparer Fellowship Program
Marva Skeene
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street, Room 800A
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Telephone: (718) 780-0351