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Rob Wall, '08—Ohio Justice and Policy Center, Skadden Fellow/Staff Attorney

Rob WallWall is a staff attorney/youth outreach coordinator with the Ohio Justice and Policy Center. He was awarded a Skadden Fellowship upon graduation.

What do you do?

“I help provide community-based legal help to juvenile or criminal justice involved youth at a youth center and a dropout recovery high school in Cincinnati, OH. I also work on community education and policy issues aimed at breaking the school-to-prison pipeline in our community.”

What was your summer position during law school?

“My first summer I interned at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center and the second summer at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. I chose them because I wanted to have a positive impact on my community. Advocating for people tied up in the criminal justice system, who are often ignored or despised, became the best way for me to do that.”

wallquote“The summer at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center was focused on prisoner’s rights and helping ex-offenders overcome the legal barriers they faced in becoming productive citizens. The Public Defender for the District of Columbia promotes quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty.”

What makes UC Law’s summer fellows program so important?

“Of all the experiences I had in law school, the summer public interest program provided me with the best education on how to practice as a community lawyer. This program is a must.”