Every quarter, NWJP hosts several law students who are committed to developing their knowledge and skills, and protecting workers’ rights. This fall, we have been lucky to host such students.
Morganne Ashley is a third-year law student at the University of Oregon School of Law at the Portland campus. Morganne grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Louisiana State University. During law school, Morganne has focused on public interest law. She received the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund stipend in 2017 and spent a year in Europe studying public interest policy reform and international criminal law. In her spare time, Morganne enjoys running and is currently training to complete her 13th marathon. After graduation, Morganne will sit for the New York State Bar and hopes to pursue a career in international human rights and criminal defense.
Benjamin Pincus is a third-year law student at the University of Oregon School of Law at the Portland campus. Ben grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and received Bachelors of Arts degrees in both Philosophy and Justice Studies from Arizona State University. After graduating, Ben spent a couple of years working as a special education instructional aide and substitute teacher in low-income Phoenix area schools. He then realized that if he wanted to make a greater impact on society, he would need a law degree. This desire is what brought him to law school, Oregon, and his new focus on employment and labor law. Ben hopes to practice employment and labor law, education law, or otherwise work for a state agency upon graduation.
Thank you Morganne and Ben!