Aeran Baskin and Sarah Donaldson Named 2006 Sonnenschein Scholars
May 31, 2006
Incoming second year Michigan Law students Aeran Baskin and Sarah Donaldson were recently recognized as Sonnenschein Scholars by the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP. They join 48 other students from the 25 leading U.S. law schools in receiving a $4000 summer stipend to help underwrite working with a public interest program of their choice.
Baskin, a graduate of Howard University from Southfield, Michigan, has elected to work at the Children’s Law Center in Washington DC. Donaldson, a Yale graduate from Birmingham, Alabama, will be involved in the Public Interest Legal Advocacy project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Sonnenschein Scholars program was established this year in honor of the law firm’s centennial celebration. “We created the Sonnenschein Scholars program to make it possible for deserving students to pursue their commitment to public service, whether their dream may be to represent abused women and children, fight discrimination, or advocate on behalf of immigrant rights,” said Jerome T. Wolf, a Sonnenschein partner.
Added Maryann Sarosi, J.D., Assistant Dean of Public Service at the University of Michigan Law School, “We’re of course honored that the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal has chosen Michigan Law to be among the schools participating in the Sonnenschein Scholars program, and we’re pleased that they selected Aeran and Sarah, two of our very promising public interest law students. Such external acknowledgement is a validation of Michigan Law’s historic and ongoing commitment to public service, and to the variety of ways and means our students and faculty express their obligation to the public good.”