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Ben Jackson III - Public Interest Law Fellow

Ben Jackson, a 2014 Public Interest Law Fellow spent his summer at Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), a program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities. 

Ben Jackson- Public Interest Law Fellow“The experience has been awesome. I had the opportunity to have a discussion with three representatives in charge of the special education program from the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PACT office), including H.E. Khalid Mohammed Ali Al Kamda, director general of the CDA; Dr. Bushra Al Mulla, director of Social Care and Inclusion Department; and Dr. Hussain Maseeh, social care expert. It was a really unique experience because Dubai is new to disabilities facilitation, and they wanted to learn from an already established organization like Project HEAL. We had a great conversation comparing and contrasting our country’s implementation methods.”

Jackson returned to Penn State, The Dickinson School of Law to continue his course work. In October 2013, Ben won the Miller Pro Bono Advocate Recognition, recognized by the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and many local bar associations, for his work conducted this summer at the MCDD’s Project HEAL.