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LeGaL Announces 2019 LGBT Hank Henry Judicial Fellow



The Dr. M. L. “Hank” Henry, Jr. Judicial Fellowship Program was established in memory of Dr. Henry, whose groundbreaking work as the Executive Director of the Fund for Modern Courts was instrumental in ensuring that openly gay and lesbian candidates were considered for appointed judicial positions.

LeGaL’s 22-year-old Judicial Fellowship program remains one-of-a-kind by providing fellows the chance to work with and rotate for the 10-week summer among several different judges from varying courts and tribunals. The fellows get a first-hand look at the work of openly gay and lesbian judges in federal district court, state trial and appellate courts (including the highest court in the state), and administrative tribunals, providing an insider’s understanding of the judicial system.


Meet LeGaL’s 2019 Hank Henry Fellow, Alex Kane


Alex Kane is a current first-year law student at Notre Dame Law School, where she serves as a representative for the LGBT Law Forum and the Women's Legal Forum. Prior to law school, she attended Davidson College, majoring in Classical Studies and minoring in Ancient Greek. She spent two summers on archaeological excavations, one in Italy and one in Cyprus. While at Davidson, she was a part of a number of student organizations. She focused much of her involvement on LGBTQ issues and served as the Vice President of Queers & Allies. As a member of Queers & Allies, she worked with other students to create The Coming Out Monologues, a night where students, faculty, and staff could share their own personal stories, and this has become a cornerstone event for the organization. Throughout her time in law school and as a Hank Henry Fellow, she hopes to learn more about the intersections of gender, queer identities, and the law.

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