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Alumnus earns legal advocacy fellowship

Eli Wade-Scott ’10, who will graduate from Harvard Law School in May, has been awarded a two-year Skadden Fellowship advocating for low-income tenants in Cook County, Illinois whose health is threatened by their landlords’ poor building upkeep.

Eli Wade-Scott

Eli Wade-Scott

Wade-Scott is one of 28 fellows selected for 2014. The Skadden Fellowship offers young lawyers a two-year position working in the public interest. It has been described as a legal version of the Peace Corps, and offers a salary and benefits to its fellows. Since its founding in 1988 it has placed more than 700 fellows.

According to the Skadden Fellowship site, Wade-Scott will work directly with renters in Cook County, and also collaborate with community organizations and medical providers.