Monday, October 29, 2007

AARP Semmel Fellowship applications now available

AARP Foundation Litigation announces the second annual AARP
Foundation Litigation Herbert Semmel Elder Law Fellowship for law
students interested in issues affecting older persons. This Fellowship
honors the late Herb Semmel, a nationally-known civil rights and
social justice advocate who worked with the National Senior Citizens
Law Center, the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and the
Center for Law and Social Policy, and was a law professor at the
University of Illinois, University of Texas, University of California Los
Angeles, Cardozo School of Law, Antioch School of Law, The Catholic
University of America, and University of Maryland.

The first Semmel Fellowship was awarded in 2007 to Sarah Weston
from Harvard Law School, who is pursuing a joint degree in law in
public health and is studying health policy issues.
AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL), located in Washington, DC,
defends and expands the rights of older Americans. It addresses
legal issues that affect the daily lives of older persons, such as
health and long term care; housing; consumer protection including
predatory mortgage lending; age and disability discrimination in
employment; and pensions and other retiree benefits. It protects
and preserves the rights of older persons by representing them in
important court cases and by writing amicus briefs, which allow
AARP to share research, facts, and policy analysis, helping courts
make good decisions in precedent-setting cases.

Download the Semmel Fellowship application at http://www.neln.org/semmel08.pdf

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