ND LAW | May 2017
Rasheed Gilmer and Carlos Cisneros Vilchis, two members of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017, are this year’s Bank of America Foundation Fellows.
The fellowship covers the cost of salary and benefits for two Notre Dame Law graduates to work for two years at a municipal agency or private nonprofit organization. The fellows’ work must advance social justice by providing legal services to low-income or other underrepresented populations. The opportunity allows fellows to create dream jobs by selecting the organizations where they want to work and designing projects to complete while at those organizations.
Gilmer will be an attorney at the Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice in Detroit during his fellowship. Cisneros Vilchis will be providing consumer financial protection and immigration assistance through the Community Activism Law Alliance in Chicago.
Both men said the fellowships are enabling them to do the type of public-interest work that inspired them to pursue a legal career.