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Neighborhood Legal Services

Essex County, MA

Nicole Summers has been awarded a Skirnick Fellowship to work with Neighborhood Legal Services in Essex County, MA, where she will represent tenants and former homeowners in post-foreclosure eviction proceedings. While she was pursuing a joint degree between HLS and the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Nicole was involved in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau as a student attorney and co-president of the Foreclosure Task Force. She also served as the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal, as a research assistant for Professor Lani Guinier, as a teaching assistant for Professor John Palfrey’s Problem Solving Workshop, and as co-Director of the “Know Your Rights” Project for the Harvard Immigration Project. During her law school summers, Nicole has worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, and Dejusticia in Bogotá, Colombia during her law school summers. Prior to law school, Nicole was a Fulbright Scholar in Nicaragua and worked for the City of Chicago.