Public Interest Fellowship Program

CGSLP is pleased to partner with the Public Interest Program to create three new fellowship opportunities for Rutgers Law students. This year’s incoming fellows are Amanda Kronemeyer (RU Law ‘19), Christine La Bruno (RU Law ‘18), and Heather McLinn (RU Law ‘19) who will be joining the inaugural fellows Jamie DiNicola (RU Law ’18) and Adam Herpolsheimer (RU Law ’18).

The fellows will promote the work of the CGSLP and the broader law school community, assist in organizing educational and scholarly programming activities, participate in monthly workshops relevant to public service practice, and provide research assistance to select CGSLP policy initiatives. Learn more about this year’s fellows and their commitment to gender and sexuality
law and policy in their bios.

 

Jamie DiNicola
Jamie founded and served as president of Trans*missions, the first transgender student organization at Rutgers University. Trans*mission drafted and publicized the Preferred Name for Trans* Students Bill, which advocated for a university-wide policy granting all transgender students the ability to go by their preferred name, rather than their legal name, on all university databases. As a rising 2L, Jamie is a member of the Minority Student Program, LGBTQ Caucus, and LGBTQ Pro Bono organization. He hopes to continue improving the lives of those in LGBTQ communities as an attorney working, as he says, “on the ground floor to improve the lives of those most vulnerable to the violence of a patriarchal, cissexist, colonialist society.”

Adam Herpolsheimer
After graduating with a BGS in Film and Media Studies from the University of Kansas, Adam came to Rutgers Law School with the goal of spreading progress and knowledge in the world of gender and sexuality by using legal theory and research. In addition to attending law school full-time, Adam is a legal assistant at the LBGT Pro-Bono Assistance Clinic where they assist a NYC LGBT Bar Association attorney in providing information and legal services for LGBT individuals around Newark. After law school, Adam hopes to promote and teach cultural consciousness through the legal framework, improving the lives of everyone, not just those explicitly marginalized.

Amanda Kronemeyer
Amanda Kronemeyer is committed to pursuing a career in social justice and has long been committed to LGBTQ rights and policy. While pursuing her B.A. in Anthropology at Hofstra University, Amanda served as the chair of a student group devoted to LGBGTQ political, social, and advocacy programs. During her first year at Rutgers Law School, Amanda was active in both the LGBTQ Legal Education and Outreach Program and the LGBTQ Caucus. This summer, she will serve as a full-time intern at Transcend in New York City. As a CGSLP Fellow, Amanda will serve as the Co-Director of the LGTBQ Legal Education and Outreach Project.

Christine La Bruno
Christine La Bruno is interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of reproductive and economic justice. She is the Co-President of If/When/How, a student-run legal project through which law students provide legal assistance to nationwide reproductive rights organizations. This summer, Christine will serve as summer intern with the Elder Law Unit of Brooklyn Legal Services.

Heather McLinn
Heather McLinn is a rising 2L at Rutgers Law School. She discovered her interest in the intersection of gender and the law during college at Indiana University, where she double majored in political science and gender studies. While there, she acted as a legal advocate at a domestic violence shelter and as a research assistant in the gender studies department, focusing on gender and health disparities. At Rutgers Law, she is involved in a number of student organizations including the LGBTQ caucus, the Public Interest Student Foundation, and the National Lawyers’ Guild. This summer, Heather will serve as a legal intern for the Sylvia Rivera Immigration Project in New York City. Heather wishes to use her legal education to deconstruct systemic inequalities within our justice system.