Third year student Lyla Askejian will be entering the Public Defender Corps, a prestigious three-year fellowship program funded by Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center after she graduates in May.
Out of the 500 nationwide applicants, Lyla was one of the 14 selected for this fellowship. She will be working at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, where she will start as a deputy public defender and will receive invaluable training, mentorship and rigorous trial experience. From there, Lyla hopes to continue her career as a zealous advocate for indigent accused populations.
If you are passionate about public defense and are interested to learn more about this fellowship opportunity, please visit: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/public-defender-corps. Applications for the 2013 Fellowship Program will be available in mid-July.