The Calhoun Family Fellowship

In Summer 2019, the Defender Initiative is hosting the second 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, provides 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 worked on projects addressing youth justice issues, including racial disparity and sentencing and diversion. They worked 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 were 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.

Five Fellows have been selected for Summer 2019.

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