University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Rudman Center - Summer Fellows 2014

Public Service Summer Fellows


Noah Abrahams, JD '15
Concord City Solicitor's Office
Sara Crisp, JD '15
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Sarah Fearon-Maradey, JD '15
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Allison Fusco, JD '16
Concord City Prosecutor's Office and Hillsborough County Attorney's Office
Mary Gaiser, JD '16
Concord City Solicitor's Office
Dan Hakansson, JD '15
Hillsborough Country Attorney's Office
Katelyn Henmueller, JD '15
2014 Cindy Lonegran and NH Bar Association Fellow at the NH Disability Rights Center
Juli Hincks, JD '15
2014 Simoneau Family Fellow at the NH Disability Rights Center
Matt Holland, JD '15
Hillsborough County Attorney 's Office
Sean List, JD '15
Essex County Prosecutor's Office
Nick Mignanelli, JD '16
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Anthony Muir, JD '15
New Hampshire Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Office
Ashley Nichols, JD '16
NH Division for Children Youth and Families
Joseph Rheaume, JD '16
Office of Grafton County Attorney
Jesse Renauld, JD '16
Concord City Prosecutor's Office and Hillsborough County Attorney's Office
Margaret Schmidt, JD '15
2014 Cohen Family Fellow at Human Rights Campaign
Shea Sennett, JD '14
2014 Phillip-Green Defender Fellow at the New Hampshire Public Defender
Charles Shockley, JD '16
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Melissa St. Cyr, JD '16
New Hampshire Public Defender
Penina Wallace, JD '16
NH Division for Children Youth and Families
Chad Wellins, JD '15
New Hampshire Public Defender


Noah Abrahams, JD '15

Concord City Solicitor's Office

Receiving a Rudman Center Public Service Summer Fellowship is allowing Noah Abrahams to happily pursue a public service career.

The generous funds provide him with the resources he needs so that he can gain the work experience through an internship. 

This will later allow him to enter a competitive job market as a qualified attorney.

Sara Crisp, JD '15

New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Sara Crisp is grateful for being selected as a Rudman Fellow because it has provided her with the necessary resources she needs in order to spend the summer furthering her education and career in the field of public interest.

Without this fellowship she would be unable to work for New Hampshire Legal Assistance, an organization dedicated to helping low-income clients in civil matters, a mission she firmly believes in and is proud to be a part of.

Sara Fearon-Maradey, JD '15

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

After first getting introduced to the field of securities law, working at the SEC has been Sarah Fearon-Maradey’s ultimate goal.

The Rudman Summer Fellowship has allowed her to bring that goal to fruition. She is so grateful to all the generous donors who have supported the Rudman Summer Fellowship program because it has allowed her to take full advantage of the opportunity that she worked hard for.

The support of the Rudman Fellowship means that she is able to put all her time and energy into learning from experts in the field of securities regulation and ultimately, allowing her to become a better, more skilled lawyer.

Allison Fusco, JD '16

Concord City Prosecutor's Office, and Hillsborough County Attorney's Office

Allison Fusco is extremely grateful for the Rudman Fellowship because she is able to work full time in prosecution, which is what she wants to pursue upon completion of law school. 

Instead of stressing about finances, she is able to focus entirely on her summer opportunities.

Mary Gaiser, JD '16

Concord City Solicitor's Office

Mary Gaiser is very thankful to be given the financial opportunity to pursue her career goals in public interest work.

She hopes to one day have the ability to provide another student with a Rudman Fellowship so that he/she can utilize the same opportunities given to her.

Daniel Hakansson, JD '15

Hillsborough Country Attorney's Office

Receiving a Rudman Fellowship has really opened doors for Dan Hakansson.

Because of the fellowship, he was able to accept a full time unpaid summer position with the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office.

Working full time has allowed him to take on bigger projects and get into court far more often than he would have been able to as a part time intern. 

This has allowed him to develop more of a rapport with the attorneys and produce high quality work.  He is truly grateful for the opportunity.

Katelyn Henmueller, JD '15
2014 Cindy Lonegran and NH Bar Association Fellow


NH Disability Rights Center

Katelyn Henmueller states that without the Rudman Fellowship, it would have been next to impossible for her to accept a public interest position for the summer.

Now, because of this opportunity, she is able to spend the summer doing the kind of work that she wants to pursue after graduation.

She is incredibly grateful to everyone involved for the opportunity.

Juli Hincks, JD '15
2014 Simoneau Family Fellow

NH Disability Rights Center

Juli Hincks is beyond grateful to have been offered a Rudman Summer Fellowship for the second year in a row.

By paying her living expenses, the fellowship allows her to focus on learning everything possible from the internship and reduces her student debt.

As a student planning a career in non-profit legal services, that is incredibly meaningful to her.

Matthew Holland, JD '15

Hillsborough County Attorney 's Office

Being a non-traditional student with a family and financial obligations, Matthew Holland states that the Rudman Fellowship has allowed him the opportunity to work as a legal intern this summer.

The experience he is receiving through his position with the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office is so incredibly valuable. 

He is eternally grateful for the Rudman funds that he has received and he does not think he can describe the true value it has added to his law school experience.

Sean List, JD '15

Essex County Prosecutor's Office

Sean List shares that receiving a Rudman Fellowship has allowed him to focus on his goal of pursuing a career in public interest without worrying about the added debt from taking on an unpaid internship.

He is extremely grateful to the Rudman Center for providing him with the opportunity to gain meaningful experiences in the field that he wants to work in after law school.

Nicholas Mignanelli, JD '16

New Hampshire Legal Assistance

This summer, Nicholas Mignanelli is interning at the Berlin Office of New Hampshire Legal Assistance which serves low income clients throughout the North Country. 

Without the Rudman Summer Fellowship, he would never have been able to devote his summer to interning for an organization he is so passionate about. 

Words cannot express his gratitude to the donors who made the opportunity possible.

Anthony Muir, JD '15

New Hampshire Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Office

Anthony Muir is incredibly grateful to have the honor of being selected as a Summer 2014 Rudman Fellow. Working at the New Hampshire Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Office has been a thrilling experience.

In the short amount of time he’s been here, he has drafted reports, given input on the merits of grievances, attended committee meetings, and even delivered an oral presentation before the Complaint Screening Committee, among other things.

Attorney misconduct is an ever-present problem in the legal community. Having the opportunity to make a difference in this regard has been a very rewarding and educational experience. He is thankful for the opportunity.

Ashley Nichols, JD '16

NH Division for Children, Youth and Families

This summer, Ashley Nichols is interning with DCYF (Department of Children, Families, and Youth) in Rochester, New Hampshire.

She is working under two attorneys and reading through case files, making phone calls, helping to sort through discovery and putting files together, as well as going to court several times a week.

The two attorneys at DCYF in Rochester have been wonderful to work with, and it has been a great experience so far.

This opportunity has also allowed her to meet the other DCYF attorneys in New Hampshire and many of the judges. 

None of this would have possible if it had not been for the fellowship. The travel expenses and professional attire required, among other things, were not in her budget.  Therefore she is extremely grateful for the generosity.

Joseph Rheaume, JD '16

Office of Grafton County Attorney

Joseph Rheaume is extremely grateful to the Rudman donors. 

He is married to a stay-at-home wife who takes care of their four boys.

Therefore, the Rudman Summer Fellowship has made it possible for him to experience the invaluable opportunity of interning this summer without disrupting his family life.

Jesse Renauld, JD '16

Concord City Prosecutor's Office, and Hillsborough County Attorney's Office

This summer, Jesse Renauld was fortunate enough to obtain two internships: Concord City Prosecutor's Office and Hillsborough County Attorney's Office. 

He wants to thank Rudman donors for their donations to the Rudman Center Fellowship. 

He appreciates that those gifts enable law students to have an early opportunity to experience working in a field they are so passionate about.

Maggie Schmidt, JD '15
2014 Cohen Family Fellow

Human Rights Campaign

Margaret H. Schmidt says being a recipient of the Cohen Fellowship allows her the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C. for the summer and truly integrate herself into policy making while advocating for the civil rights of LGBT individuals.

Without this support the move and stay in D.C. would be a much greater expense and she is truly thankful for the opportunities which have opened up because of the fellowship.

Shea Sennett, JD, 2014

Phillip-Green Defender Fellow at the New Hampshire Public Defender

After his first year of law school, Shea Sennett interned at the Disabilities Rights Center in Concord, New Hampshire. 

He was the 2013 Simoneau Family Fellow through the Rudman Summer Fellowship program. This summer, Shea is a legal intern at the New Hampshire Public Defender’s office in Nashua.

He is the 2014 Phillip-Green Defender Fellow through the Rudman Summer Fellowship program.

Shea is very grateful for the generosity of those who have donated money to support and endow Rudman Summer Fellowships so that he and others may pursue their goals in such meaningful ways.

Charles Shockley, JD '16

New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Charles Shockley’s summer opportunity has already taken him far beyond what he imagined he would be doing after his first year of law school. 

As a non-traditional student, married and expecting his first child in the fall, he notes that none of this would be possible without the Rudman Fellowship. 

The fellowship allows him to support the lengthier commute to the Claremont office from Concord while also allowing his family to prepare for the future.

Melissa St. Cyr, JD '16

New Hampshire Public Defender

Melissa St. Cyr is grateful for being selected as a Rudman Fellow because it has helped her dreams become a reality. 

As a previous healthcare administrator and mother of three, she is dedicated to public service and the betterment of society for today and the future. 

With the fellowship, she has been able to work with a group of individuals as passionate as she is and who share the same goals.

Penina Wallace, JD '16

NH Division for Children, Youth and Families

Penina Wallace entered law school enthusiastic and excited about pursuing a career as a NH Public Defender.

Throughout her 1L year, she began to notice how passionate the people around her were. Her professors were excited to share what they knew and her peers were similarly excited to be pursuing their goals.

She recognized this about the people she interacted with, but it was when she received a Rudman Fellowship that she truly felt they recognized her commitment to public interest in return. 

Her enthusiasm has continued to grow, and receiving a fellowship has made her ability to enjoy and learn from this summer at the Division for Children, Youth & Families, much easier.

Chad Wellins, JD '15

New Hampshire Public Defender

Chad Wellins wishes to thank those who have donated to the Rudman Center. 

Their generous donations make it possible for those who seek a more just and democratized world to pursue their goals.