Dick Awarded 2021 Ms. JD Public Interest Scholarship

19 Jul 2021    

Rachel Tomlinson Dick headshot

Rachel Tomlinson Dick, ’22, has been awarded a 2021 Ms. JD Public Interest Scholarship.

The Ms. JD Public Interest Scholarship program provides a stipend to law students as they pursue careers in public interest. Program participants will work at public interest organizations the summer between their second and third years of law school.

This summer Dick is working as a law clerk at the Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest. Under the supervision of Nebraska Appleseed’s legal director, Robbie McEwen, ’11, she is conducting research and analysis to support the Center’s future litigation work and assists with current litigation as needed.

Following law school, Dick, who is pursuing concentrations in both constitutional law and litigation, hopes to focus on civil rights litigation and policy work to help promote greater equity in her home state of Nebraska. She is particularly passionate about addressing LGBTQIA+ rights, racial justice, mass incarceration and housing issues.