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Congrats to SABANY Fellows and law firm donors

April 24, 2009

Some news from SABA-NY that exemplifies the spirit of philanthropy and public service that we’re talking about here at SAPP (and of course, involves law, which is close to our hearts as well!):

The South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) awarded law students Niji Jain, Sheila Maddali, Reena Parikh, Nandini Rao and Shruti Sasidharan public interest fellowship grants at its 6th Annual Public Interest Fellowship Benefit. Through a combined effort of private donors and individual ticket sales, SABANY was able to award a $4000 fellowship to each recipient, one more award than last year and twenty times the total amount first awarded in 2004.

Fellows spend the summer interning in public interest law and/or serving the South Asian community with much-needed legal services.

The donors who support the fellowship are mainly law firms – I’ve copied them below to give them a little recognition for supporting a great cause.  Wouldn’t it be great to see some South Asian individual donors on the list next year?

This year’s Fellowship was made possible by very generous grants from Diamond Sponsor: DLA Piper LLP; Gold Sponsors: Asian American Law Fund of New York, Epstein Becker Green, Kaye Scholer LLP, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP; Silver Sponsors: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Dewey & LeBoef LLP, Hudson Reporting, North American South Asian Bar Association Foundation, Sidley Austin LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Winston & Strawn LLP; and Friends of SABANY: Asian American Bar Association of New York, Day Pitney LLP, Goodwin Procter LLP, Hudson Valley Bank and Vertext.

(Hat tip to Anil Kalhan.)

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