Landon Hacker RLAW ’20, who shared his journey from drug addiction and homelessness to attending law school in the hopes of becoming a public defender, has become the seventh Maida Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellow and will be working at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, as part of the Rutgers Medical Legal Partnership.
Hacker, who shared his story with Co-Dean Kim Mutcherson on the Power of Attorney podcast, will be working with patients/clients who are living with or have a history of opiate use. He follows in the steps of Ashley Maddison RLAW ‘19, who recently finished her fellowship and is now an attorney working at the coalition where she focuses on housing and utility issues for low-income clients who have persistent health problems.
He said, "I consider it my duty to help those who are in the position I was once in. I cannot think of a higher honor to be bestowed upon me than to be placed in a position to do just that. I'm very excited to be a part of the Coalition."