FMJA Fellow Program

Since 2021, the FMJA is pleased to partner with Just the Beginning-A Pipeline Program to provide financial support to selected law students from underrepresented backgrounds who are undertaking summer internships with Federal Magistrate Judges across the U.S.  Currently, the FMJA provides stipends of $2,500 each to eight externs who are selected as FMJA Fellows.  In 2023, the FMJA selected the following individuals as FMJA fellows: Sharell Reddin of Florida A & M College of Law, Patrick Gildea of American University College of Law, Elka-asbi Edma of Howard University School of Law, Alan Huang of Loyola University School of Law, D’Andre Gordon of Syracuse University College of Law, Abena Ampofo of Temple University School of Law, Sophia Kim of UC Hastings College of Law, and Daphne Escobedo of University of Houston Law School.  The FMJA Fellows are also invited to attend the FMJA annual convention in the summer and participate in virtual programming hosted by the FMJA, such as sessions on applying for federal clerkships and pathways to the bench.