Rising 2L Chosen for Bergstrom Child Welfare Fellowship

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Tamsin Woolley, '21

May 29, 2019

Tamsin Woolley was chosen as a Bergstrom Child Welfare Fellow, allowing her to complete a paid summer internship with the Juvenile Law Center.

A rising 2L, Woolley is a licensed certified social worker who previously earned an MSW.

Through the fellowship, offered through the University of Michigan Child Advocacy Law Clinic, Woolley is receiving support while she gains legal experience at the Juvenile Law Center. The fellowship also covered the cost of her attendance at a three-day retreat at the University of Michigan that provided training on child welfare policy.

Upon returning from the retreat, Woolley expressed enthusiasm about the opportunity.

“Being immersed in an environment with other students, professors and professionals who are also passionate about child welfare was so rejuvenating and reminded me of why I came to law school,” she said. “I really enjoyed all of the topics covered during each training session, but I particularly think the data and policy implication information will be most helpful as I begin my summer internship at the Juvenile Law Center. This experience reinforced my drive to dismantle and rebuild the child welfare system to improve the outcomes for the children and families it serves.”

The fellowship, funded by the Bergstrom Foundation, is designed to inspire the best and brightest law students to pursue careers in child welfare law.