ND LAW | May 2017
Alyssa Phillips, a member of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017, pursued a law degree with her sights set on a career providing legal aid to low-income people.
As the recipient of a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship, she is well on her way to achieving that goal.
Phillips is one of only 39 law students who will receive one of the EJW Fellowships in 2017. She is the first Notre Dame Law student since 2004 to receive an EJW Fellowship.
She will work for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless for two years. Her EJW Fellowship is sponsored by the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the pharmaceutical company AbbVie.
At the Coalition for the Homeless, she will focus on providing legal services in Chicago suburbs where there currently is a lack of legal resources for homeless families and work on eliminating barriers for homeless families to access preschools and schools, including charter and magnet schools, with selective enrollment.