Law School Announces Bridge to Practice Fellows

August 30, 2021
‘A launch-pad to career success’

The University of Richmond School of Law is proud to announce the Class of 2021 Bridge to Practice Fellows. This post-graduate fellowship is a launch pad to career success for students, opening doors to government and public interest law. To support recent graduates interested in careers in the public sector, Richmond Law provides four months of funding and enhanced career support as part of the fellowship program. Recipients have pursued positions with the International Criminal Tribunal, the United States Congress, the Federal Public Defender, and more.

Launched in 2011, the program has awarded more than $800,000 to Richmond Law graduates since its inception.  

“What a decade of difference the Bridge to Practice Fellowship program has made, and what a legacy of service has endured,” said Tara Casey, program director. “As I begin my work with the new class of Fellows, I look forward to seeing how their fellowship experience shapes their development as new lawyers and how it frames their postgraduate careers.”  

Bridge to Practice Class of 2021

  • Jacob Alexander
  • Dorie Arthur
  • Jessica Gardner
  • Chandler Huffer
  • Patrick Macher
  • Julianna Meely
  • Jacob Newton
  • Joshua Peal
  • James Rosson
  • Tyler Sanders
  • Olivia Seksinsky
  • Sam Shaffer
  • Courtni Weaver
  • Ethan Wiley

This group will serve in positions ranging from the Legal Aid Justice Center to the Supreme Court of Virginia, from the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation to the Chesapeake Commonwealth Attorney, from the Judge Advocate General Corps at Ft. Lee to the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy in North Carolina.

Learn more about the program.