Shaunagh McGoldrick ’22 and Zachery Taylor ’21 Receive 2020 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Shaunagh McGoldrick
Shaunagh McGoldrick '22

Chicago-Kent College of Law students Shaunagh McGoldrick ’22 and Zachery Taylor ’21 received 2020 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships to support their public interest work this past summer.

Stevens Fellowships are open to first- and second-year Chicago-Kent students who have secured public-interest legal positions at either not-for-profit organizations or governmental entities for the summer. Stevens fellows are selected based on their commitment to public service and their potential for excellence throughout their legal careers.

This past summer McGoldrick completed a virtual internship with Legal Aid Chicago’s Housing Practice Group on eviction defense and housing conditions issues. She assisted with client intakes, drafting discovery documents, letters to landlords, and funding applications for clients who needed to move. She also had an opportunity to draft a complaint, a petition for certiorari, and a motion to seal. 

Zachery Taylor
Zachery Taylor '21

During law school, McGoldrick has been a volunteer and co-manager of the Self-Help Web Desk and worked for the C-K Law Group's Plaintiff’s Employment Clinic. She is a 2L representative for the Chicago-Kent Lambdas and the Chicago-Kent National Lawyers Guild, a junior associate for the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and a member of Moot Court Honor Society. McGoldrick is currently a judicial intern with Cook County Circuit Court Judge Eve Reilly.

McGoldrick earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Montana and holds a bachelor’s degree in political communication from Emerson College. Prior to attending law school, she was a full-time social worker who worked as an advocate and counselor for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Taylor completed his summer internship with Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. During law school, he has been active with the National Lawyers Guild, Kent Justice Foundation, and was president of the Chicago-Kent Lambdas (2019–2020). He is also a research assistant to Chicago-Kent Professor Bernadette Atuahene. Since January Taylor has been a 711 intern with Legal Aid Chicago’s Housing Practice Group. He earned his bachelor’s degree in geographical studies, comparative race, and ethnic studies from the University of Chicago.