The Calhoun Family Fellowship

In Summer 2018, the Defender Initiative is hosting the first cohort of the Calhoun Family Fellows. The Calhoun Family Fellowship was established by Jerry Calhoun (BA, Seattle University '67) to advance equal justice.

The fellowship, inspired by Jerry Calhoun's association with Bryan Stevenson and The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, will provide a tremendous opportunity for Seattle U Law students to advance their skills and training to promote equal justice.

In the first summer of the fellowship, four students will work on projects addressing youth justice issues, including racial disparity and sentencing and the right to effective assistance of counsel. They are working with The Defender Association of King County's Department of Public Defense and with Community Passageways.

Hyun-Mi Kim, Michael McCorkle, Noe Merfeld, and Jacob Walsh are the inaugural Fellows. Mr. Calhoun generously invited and funded them to join him and his wife and son to visit the opening of the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice established by The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.

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