Meet the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC)’s 2018 summer interns, who are stepping up to provide crucial legal support to those in our community who need it most.
Caroline Shen, our 2018 AT&T Fellow, is a rising 3L at UC Hastings who is looking forward to working directly with low-income clients this summer, especially in the area of landlord-tenant law where she sees an acute need for more pro bono assistance. Sarah Doan-Minh, our Family Law intern, is also a rising 3L at UC Hastings with a wealth of public interest legal experience. Sarah intends to use her experience interning with JDC to pursue a career in family law serving underprivileged communities.
Meera Verma is our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) intern and a rising 2L at UC Hastings. She previously worked for the California State Board of Equalization, where she realized that low-income taxpayers’ tax disputes usually result from lack of resources and resolved to use her legal education to help those in need. Adam Arce is interning with JDC’s Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) which provides business law assistance to Northern California nonprofits. He is a rising 3L at UC Hastings, concentrating in Social Justice Lawyering with a focus on Labor and Employment Law.
Miriam Raffel-Smith, a student at Scripps College, is interning with our Housing Negotiation Project helping San Francisco residents facing eviction find legal representation at mandatory settlement conferences. Rose Rastbaf is a student at San Diego State University who was inspired by her own family’s experiences to work with JDC’s Immigrant Legal Defense Program.
JDC welcomes and thanks all of our wonderful interns.