Klau Center Summer Fellows

2020 Klau Center Summer Fellows


Madeline Callaghan

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Madeline Callaghan is completing her first year of study at Notre Dame Law School, and will work this summer at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago. There she will provide legal research and memorandum on current litigation projects, assist in community events, and conduct policy research assignments. Callaghan will also assist the Center’s housing attorneys with upcoming litigation in Peoria, IL regarding a discriminatory housing bill recently passed by the township.


Katherine Cienkus

Access Living

Katherine Cienkus, a first year law student, will serve an internship with Access Living, also in Chicago. Access Living engages in policy advocacy, provides services such as independent living and peer support, and participates in litigation enforcing the rights of those in the Chicago disability community. Cienkus will assist staff attorneys with litigation and policy advocacy pertaining to discrimination in housing, transportation, medical services, and education.


Thomas Kozdron

Public Rights Project

Thomas Kozdron is a second-year law student and will work with the Public Rights Project, based in Oakland, California. There he will help provide support to state and local governments in their efforts to advocate for civil rights and economic and environmental justice. The Project provides talent and resources to proactively enforce residents’ legal rights, as well as providing strategic support to help state and city offices develop high-impact legal cases.

Previous Summer Fellows

Sarah Karchunas, 2019 Summer fellow, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Chen Kuang, 2019 Fellow, Civil Practice of the Legal Aid Society of New York City

Tom Dwyer, 2018 Summer Fellow, Sargent Shriver Poverty Law Center

Bill Green, 2018 Summer Fellow, Illinois' Office of the State Appellate Defender

Jessica Slocik, 2018 Summer Fellow, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section at U.S. Department of Justice

Arianna Cook-Thajudeen, 2017 Summer Fellow, National Housing Law Project