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Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Derek Galey has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, where he will work to improve health outcomes in low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods by empowering community groups to develop healthy land uses and advocate for healthy land use policies. While completing his joint degree with HLS and the Graduate School of Design (Master in Urban Planning), Derek helped spearhead a community development clinic formalized as the Community Enterprise Project. He received a Cravath International Legal Fellowship to evaluate free public transportation in Tallinn, Estonia. During summers, Derek was an International Community Service Fellow with the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore, as an intern at the National Housing Law Project in San Francisco, and as a Summer Theory Institute Fellow with the National Resources Defense Council in New York City. Prior to law school, Derek graduated from Pomona College and pursued a Fulbright Scholarship in Iceland.