Commitment to Change: Center for Social Justice Scholars

Commitment to Social Change: Center for Social Justice Scholars Program

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Published 2021-08-11

Commitment to social change. Willingness to work determinedly for those in need. Perseverance in the face of challenge. These are the characteristics that define a Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Scholar. Each year, the CSJ selects students from those who have completed their first year of law school to serve as CSJ Scholars. The Scholars, who serve until graduation from Seton Hall Law School, are supported and encouraged in pursuing a range of public interest opportunities. Often, scholars provide legal services to those in need and undertake law reform effort to promote social justice.

The Center for Social Justice now seeks applications from students who will be entering their second year of law school in the fall of 2021. Applications are due no later than Monday, August 16 at noon. Learn more about the application process here.

Meet our Current CSJ Scholars

Appointed in 2020-2021

CSJ Scholar Mia Dohrmann ’22

Mia Dohrmann ’22 was led to Seton Hall Law by the drive to serve communities and further the cause of social justice. In 2012, she entered college in Baltimore with a goal to become a doctor serving patients in disadvantaged communities. Learn more about Mia Dohrmann ’22 >>


CSJ Scholar Hannah Eaves ’22

Hannah Eaves ’22 grew up in Charles Town, West Virginia and graduated from West Virginia University magna cum laude in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. After five years, Eaves came to Seton Hall Law to learn how to become an advocate for marginalized members of our society. Learn more about Hannah Eaves ’22 >>


CSJ Scholar Prubjot Kaur ’22

Prubjot Kaur ’22 is a first-generation law student who aspires to defend those disenfranchised by the current legal system. “Minorities in the United States constantly undergo daily interactions which exhibit the profound racism prevalent in our society. Learn more about Prubjot Kaur ’22 >>


Appointed in 2019-2020

CSJ Scholar Matthew Handley ’22

Matthew Handley ’22 came to Seton Hall Law School after a nine-year career on active duty in the U.S. Army to learn how to make a deeper impact in his community and to develop skills that would allow him to fight for social justice and systemic change, particularly on behalf of his fellow veterans. As a student in the Weekend Division, Handley also plans to assist the Center for Social Justice in developing opportunities for weekend students to participate in clinical opportunities. Learn more about Matthew Handley ’22 >>