Congratulations to the following former Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation clinic students who received 2014 Public Service Venture Fund fellowships to pursue diverse opportunities for 2014-2015.
Stephanie Berger (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Community Law Office of Jefferson County in Alabama, where she will represent indigent criminal defendants with a specific focus on cases involving mental health concerns, forensic science, and collateral repercussions. She was selected as the Inaugural HLS Early Decision Fellow and will be a member of Gideon’s Promise. During her time at HLS, Stephanie was heavily involved in the Mississippi Delta Project as a Mental Health Initiative Team Leader. She also participated in the Disability, Veterans, and Estate Planning Clinic, the Criminal Justice Institute, and the Harvard Mediation Program. During the summers, Stephanie interned with Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, Stephanie graduated summa cum laude in Neuropsychology from Colby College where she served as program manager for Colby’s Best Buddies chapter.
Mason Kortz (J.D. ’14 cum laude) has been awarded a fellowship to join the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, where he will be working on impact litigation and policy reform in the area of privacy, technology, and government surveillance. During his time at HLS, Mason served as co-president of the HLS ACLU chapter and has participated in the Health Law and Policy Clinic as well as the Cyberlaw Clinic. During law school, Mason interned at his sponsoring organization, the ACLU of Massachusetts, working primarily on First Amendment issues and also interned at the Boston University School of Law where he served as a research assistant. Before attending law school, Mason worked as a software developer and scientific data manager. Mason was awarded one of the Dean’s Awards for Community Leadership.
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