Lengeling Named Fellow in Rural Summer Legal Corps

22 May 2019    

Tessa Lengling

Second-year law student Tessa Lengeling is one of 30 law students nationwide to be named a Summer Fellow in the Rural Summer Legal Corps, a joint program of Equal Justice Works and Legal Services Corporation. 

Lengeling joins other public interest law students in addressing pressing legal issues facing rural communities in the areas of housing, domestic violence, public benefits, migrant farmworkers, tribal, and family law.  

During the Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship, Lengeling will be hosted at Iowa Legal Aid, where she will provide legal assistance to clients in the areas of domestic abuse, custody disputes, evictions, foreclosures, utility shut-offs, expungements, community economic development, and consumer matters.