In what has become an annual tradition, Catholic University’s Law and Public Policy Program celebrated its students and gave a special nod of recognition to four students who have been awarded Dulin Haynes Fellowships.
The March 25 brunch held at Maggiano’s Little Italy in northwest Washington brought together students, faculty, and staff from the law school for a convivial event that honored the good work of the students.
Established in 1985, the Dulin Haynes Memorial Fellowship is awarded each year to one or a few students in the Law and Public Policy Program who are in their last year of law school. The award is based on criteria including: demonstrated commitment to a career in public service; academic and professional achievement during law school; and service to the community, the law school, and the Law and Public Policy Program.
After welcome remarks from Dean Veryl Miles and Professors Sarah Duggin and Mary Leary, co-directors of the Law and Public Policy Program, the 2012 Fellowship winners were introduced.
Giblin has been an active member of Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL) since her first year of law school and served as its co-chair in 2011. She has served the poor of New Orleans with the Legal Services Society and worked with the Orleans Public Defenders. Other law school highlights include the First Lap Award (2010) for dedicated service to the community and the Extra Mile Award (2011) for her continued dedicated service to the law school community. Giblin also serves as managing editor of The Catholic University Law Review. Her comment, “Click, Download, Causation: A Call for Uniformity and Fairness in Awarding Restitution to Those Victimized by Possessors of Child Pornography,” was published in 60 CATH. U. L. REV. 1109 (2011).
Prior to law school, Goldschmidt volunteered for City Year, a non-profit organization that works in underperforming schools and in underserved communities to help make a difference. He worked in a fifth grade classroom in southeast Washington, D.C., as a tutor, mentor, and role model to the students. As a law student,Goldschmidt has explored his interest in education law and reform through enrolling in an education law class, writing his Law Review comment on special education law, working with the general counsel of Catholic University, interning with the U.S. Department of Education, and assisting Professor William Kaplin with his Higher Education Law treatise.
Missios left a satisfying career as a nationally certified veterinary nurse to pursue a legal degree, and she continues to be an advocate for animal rights in law school. While working in Connecticut, Jessica volunteered with the local chapter of Amnesty International. She later becoming the legislative coordinator for the state and received an introduction to the death penalty abolition movement. During her first year of law school, Missios organized a forum on the death penalty; she invited three attorneys to discuss capital punishment and, specifically, the case of Troy Davis, a death row inmate executed in Georgia. Recognized for her initiative and contributions to the forum, Jessica was asked to become an LPP Student Coordinator, a position she held in both her second and third years of law school.
Moore worked for a refugee resettlement agency prior to entering law school, helping refugees living in the D.C. area adjust to life in their new communities. As a first year student, she observed hearings involving pro se litigants at the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings as part of an equal-access-to-justice project. Moore’s legal internship at Women Empowered Against Violence exposed her to domestic violence cases. As a public policy intern at the Tahirih Justice Center, she researched and drafted memoranda on national policy and judicial developments concerning immigrant women fleeing gender violence. As a summer law clerk with the D.C. Employment Justice Center, Emily advocated on behalf of worker’s rights. Additionally, as part of her Law and Public Policy Practicum project, Emily is engaged in extensive research, analysis, and advocacy on behalf of low-income children in the District’s child support system.
After the four Dulin Hayes Fellowship winners were presented, Professors Duggin and Leary recognized the Law and Public Policy Program’s 2012 certificate candidates:
- Brian James Bennett
- Wendy Beveridge
- Katherine M. Giblin
- Scott Goldschmidt
- Kimberly Humphrey
- Catherine D. Jones
- Jessica E. Missios
- Emily S. Moore
- Jessica Nguyen
- Robert Rhinesmith
- Camille Senne
- Hee Jung Linda Shim