Ms. JD names 10 fellows

Brielle Tucker, a third-year law student at Stetson University College of Law, in Gulfport, Fla., is one of ten Ms. JD Fellows this year. 

Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession. The purpose of the Ms. JD Fellowship, which is a project in partnership with the ABA Commission in Women in the Profession, is “to promote mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys.” 

The fellows were selected based on academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing the status of women in the profession.  

The other fellows are Tristin Brown, Georgetown University Law Center; Irene Castro, CUNY School of Law; Hailey Hughes, SMU Dedman School of Law; Mackenzie Koppenhofer, Penn State Law; Kanysha Phillips, Howard University School of Law; Yessica Pinales, St. John's University School of Law; Erika Simonson, Syracuse University College of Law; and Jessica Skocik, Notre Dame Law School.

Tucker is the second student from Stetson to be named a fellow since the organization started honoring fellows in 2010.  

“I hope to foster a sense of support among women within the legal profession,” Tucker said.

In addition to receiving invitations and financial support to attend ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellow is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners.  

Tucker is a member of both Stetson’s nationally ranked Moot Court and Trial Team. She is a summer associate at Bush Ross, P.A. in Tampa, and previously clerked for Smith, Kling & Thompson, P.A., in Tampa.





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