Recent School of Law graduate Meghan Kempf (J.D. ’12) has been selected as an Equal Justice Works Fellow; she is only the second student from St. Mary’s to be chosen for this selective program. Kempf will work as a domestic violence litigation attorney for Family Violence Prevention Services for the next two years and will receive a competitive salary, loan repayment assistance, and training.
“My fellowship is sponsored by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, and I will work to not only deter violations of court orders regarding domestic violence, but to most importantly enable victims and their families to attain stability and safety,” said Kempf. “I hope to learn how to effectively use my advocacy skills to provide my clients with the dignity they so deserve.”
Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. Kempf is one of 50 law school graduates selected from 360 applicants nationwide to receive a 2012 EJW fellowship, according to the Washington, D.C.-based organization. This year six graduates of Texas law schools were chosen for as fellows.
Kempf also spoke to Texas Lawyer about her upcoming fellowship.