Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2019 AIJ Scholarship Awardees:


Bryanna Jenkins is a rising third year law student at DePaul University College of Law.  She is the staff editor for the DePaul Journal for Social Justice, and is the author of several articles addressing LGBTQ rights.  Her law review article on transgender persons’ rights to amended identity documents was recently published by the City University of New York School of Law. 

She is the founder and former Executive Director of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, a social advocacy organization serving the transgender and gender non-conforming communities in the Baltimore area.  This summer, Bryanna will be a legal extern with Chicago House, a social services organization for people living with HIV and AIDS.  


Danielle Berkowsky will be a second year law student at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, where she is the senior online editor of law review, active in Outlaw, and a member of her school’s Civil Rights Litigation Clinic. Her experience includes providing legal services to detained asylum seekers and migrants at the Texas-Mexico border earlier this year, and, acting as a global engagement intern for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C., where she assisted in opposing Russia’s Anti-Gay propaganda law during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.  

This summer, she will be a legal extern for the People’s Law Office where she will provide aid to those who may not otherwise have access to legal services.   


Andrew Froelich will be starting his second year at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was recently elected as the OUTlaw Vice President and he is active in the Public Interest Law Society. 

Andrew works as a residential counselor for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois where he co-manages a group-home.  He supervises day-to-day routines for 16 high school students, and, among other things, provides tutoring in various subjects for these young people. 

This summer, Andrew will be a legal intern at the Northside Transformative Law Center, and organization that advocates for individuals navigating the criminal justice system and re-entering society after incarceration.


Jordan Poole is a rising third year law student at the University of Chicago Law School, where she is the Symposium and Reviews Editor for the school’s law review.  This summer, she will be a summer associate with the firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington DC, and starting in August, she will be a legal intern with the Colorado State Public Defender’s office in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


Brian Ingram is the first in his family to graduate college and attend law school.  He will be starting his third year at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, where he is active in OUTlaw and the Black Law Students Association.  This summer, Brian is working as a summer associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.  


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