The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation is pleased to announce the expansion of its Fellowship Program to include the addition of Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix.
Stacy Leeds, Dean and Regents Professor of the College of Law, the first Native American woman to be appointed dean of a law school, will join the Foundation’s Deans’ Circle.
Through its annual Fellowship Program, the Foundation, in collaboration with the Deans and senior representatives from Fellowship law schools, promotes the essential role of public service in the practice of law by engaging, inspiring, and supporting law students to be the next generation of public interest advocates in the US and around the world.
“We welcome the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Dean Stacy Leeds, and the College’s future Fellows to the Foundation,” said John Oberdorfer, Foundation President. “We are honored to be associated with the College of Law, and with all the values that the Justice represents. The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and the Deans’ Circle will be beneficiaries of the leadership and ideas of Dean Leeds.”
Established in 2000, the Foundation has provided fellowships to 326 students at 24 law and public policy schools located throughout the US and overseas. Last summer there were 23 Public Policy Fellows and five Sustained Impact Fellows.
“We are honored to become a formal partner in this prestigious and impactful public interest program and extend our gratitude to the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation for creating such meaningful opportunities for law students,” said Dean Leeds.
Rooted in a history of civil rights advocacy, the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation originally was funded with lawyers’ fees from a pro bono employment discrimination case. Further information on the Foundation is available here.