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. 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.

In 2023, the FMJA selected the following individuals as FMJA fellows (left to right)
Abena Ampofo of Temple University School of Law 
 D’Andre Gordon of Syracuse University College of Law
Alan Huang of Loyola University School of Law
 Sharell Reddin of Florida A & M College of Law
 Patrick Gildea of American University College of Law
 Elka-sabi Edma of Howard University School of Law
 Sophia Kim of UC Hastings College of Law
Daphnie Escobedo of University of Houston Law School