Amanda Walsh (MSW ’14, JD ’15, LLM ’16) receives fellowship for her work to create first behavioral health-legal partnership in Illinois.
A Chicago attorney who graduated from law school only last year has created the kind of medical/legal program that could have helped her own family growing up — and won a $100,000 fellowship along the way.
Amanda M. Walsh graduated from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2015 and was awarded the 2016 Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship by The Chicago Bar Foundation.
As a staff attorney at the nonprofit organization Legal Council for Health Justice and an Equal Justice Works fellow, sponsored by Baker & McKenzie LLP and Walgreen Co., Walsh created and runs the Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children program at Sinai Health System’s Under the Rainbow outpatient mental health clinic.
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