Nell Schaffer ’06 was selected to be a 2011-12 Capital Fellow in the Judicial Administration Fellowship. The Capital Fellows program is administered through the Center for California Studies at California State University Sacramento, and consists of four individual programs, one of which is the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program, with 10 Fellows, and which is co-sponsored by the Judicial Council of California.
Schaffer, an African American studies major at Wesleyan, received her law degree from UC Berkeley Law, Boalt Hall, in May of 2011.
As a law student, Schaffer worked in a legal clinic providing assistance to low-income self-represented litigants, served as a legal extern in the Prison Litigation Project at the Office of the Circuit Executive for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, participated in the Interfaith Restorative Justice Roundtable at San Quentin State Prison, and co-coordinated an alternative-to-suspension peer court at Berkeley High School.
As a Capital Fellow, she is placed in the Office of Governmental Affairs for the Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Council of California.