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Through the help of PFCR staff, Carmen has been transferred from a frustrating educational setting to a neighborhood school where she is happy and progressing toward a high school diploma – and a brighter future.  
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The Sinsheimer Children’s Rights Fellowship

2009-2010 Recipient

Ellison S. (Nelly) Ward, who is PFCR's second Sinsheimer fellow, graduated from the NYU School of Law in May 2009, where she was Managing Editor of the NYU Law Review and was honored as a McKay Scholar for academic excellence. Ms. Ward gained valuable experience as a student advocate at the Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic, where she designed a research project to measure the impact of citizenship requirements for voter registration. She also served as Co-Chair of the Leaders in Education Series of the Education Law and Policy Society, and she was a Teaching Assistant in the Lawyering Program for Professor Maya Grosz.

Ms. Ward's summer experiences during law school included working as a summer associate for Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP and as a legal intern in the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, both in New York City.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ward worked for two years at the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE), a not-for-profit advocacy organization that successfully won a landmark lawsuit arguing that New York State's school finance system underfunded NYC's public schools and denied its students their constitutional right to the opportunity for a sound basic education.

Ms. Ward received her B.A. degree with Honors from Princeton University where she majored in Religion. She also captained the Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team and moderated a Sustained Dialogue on Race at Princeton.

2010-2011 Recipient
Scott Hechinger, a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University and third year NYU law student, has been selected as PFCR’s third Sinsheimer fellow beginning in the fall of 2010. Mr. Hechinger has worked on issues ranging from international humanitarian law to mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders during his law school career.

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