Liman Fellowship

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to announce the selection of its 2024 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law. The Liman Program enables Princeton students to spend 10 weeks during the upcoming summer in an internship serving the needs of people and causes that might otherwise go unrepresented.

Brenden Garza ’25

Brenden Garza ’25 is an Anthropology major. Brenden transferred to Princeton from Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, but is originally from Aurora, CO. After enlisting in the United States Air Force in 2015, he served for six years, attending community college during his last year of service before transferring to Princeton in 2021. At Princeton, Brenden is a writer for the Princeton Legal Journal, works as a Writing Fellow for the Writing Center, and presently serves as the President of the Princeton Transfer Association, a student organization that conducts advocacy on behalf of Princeton’s transfer students. Brenden is interested in pursuing civil rights and human rights advocacy as well as veterans’ issues relating to housing and healthcare.


Sophie Glaser ’26

Sophie Glaser ’26 is a prospective SPIA major who has committed her voice and platform to racial, gender and criminal justice. Sophie founded a student organization in high school with the goal of promoting anti‐racist education and awareness alongside racial understanding and advocacy which won her her high school’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. At Princeton, Sophie is part of Princeton’s Mock Trial team as an attorney, an engagement officer with Princeton’s Progressive Law Society, and is a part of Students for Prison Education, Abolition, and Reform (SPEAR). Sophie is interested in pursuing advocacy in the areas of civil rights, criminal justice reform, or women’s rights through the law.


Sarah Hu ’27

Sarah Hu ’27 is a prospective Neuroscience major whose focus is on disability activism and advocacy and the elderly population. Through volunteering and community service, Sarah became interested in elderly rights and mental health in the aging population. Her previous work at Alzheimer’s Buddies and the Conservatorship Reform Project has opened her eyes to the vulnerability of the elderly population and dangers of abuse within conservatorships. Sarah’s interests are not only on the advocacy side, but lie in the intersection of legal and clinical medical work. Understanding diagnoses properly and thoroughly have profound effects on a client and their ability for proper rehabilitation and recovery. It is through this lens that Sarah is hoping to make an impact in and through public service.


Koki Ogawa ’26

Koki Ogawa ’26 is a prospective Sociology major and is focused on women’s rights and improving systems, specifically focusing on advocating for criminalized survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. As head researcher and co‐director for the Asylum Project, Koki researched sexual abuse and assault in Mexican mental health facilities, prisons, and homeless shelters and found perpetual structural deflection. Her research on Japan’s workplace harassment legislation also uncovered similar results: structural deflection. Koki is looking to hold structures and organizations accountable by pursuing a career in public interest law with a specific focus in impact litigation and public defense. Koki is hoping to share individual narratives that uncover collective pursuits and thus bring change through policy.