Legal Action of Wisconsin
Rebecca Donaldson, HLS ’16, has been named the DAG Fund Fellow for 2017-2018. Rebecca, who just completed a clerkship with the Hon. Virginia M. Kendall in the Northern District of Illinois, already has impressive experience as a women’s rights advocate, having worked with both the National Women’s Law Center and the ACLU on issues including sex discrimination, unfair labor practices, and domestic violence.
Rebecca will use her fellowship to work in her hometown of Milwaukee and partner with Legal Action of Wisconsin where she will help lead a pilot project focused on aiding victims of violent sexual crimes. Oftentimes, victims are required by law to provide their mental health records which, if given, can be used to discredit them. If the victim refuses to comply, she cannot testify. Rebecca will provide direct civil representation to survivors while helping to build a movement around empowering women.