NEFAC Strengthens Advocacy with New England Law | Boston Summer Fellows

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce Cambrea Beller and Matt Lacey, students at New England Law | Boston, as summer fellows for the coalition.

Beller and Lacey, both rising second-year law students, will be assisting in a variety of projects and initiatives to help strengthen the coalition’s advocacy efforts in New England.

“We’re happy to welcome Cambrea and Matt,” said Justin Silverman, NEFAC’s executive director. “We’re looking forward to a very productive summer protecting the First Amendment rights of New Englanders.”

CAMBREA BELLER | Cambrea Beller grew up in Montana before moving to Utah to attend Weber State University, where she majored in political science. In addition to being a summer fellow with NEFAC, Beller is a research assistant on the Operational Grievance Mechanism (OGM) Project conducted by the Center for International Law and Policy at the law school, which has been enlisted by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner to assist in research. Specifically, Beller researches whether certain companies have implemented an OGM to deal with human rights violations.

MATTHEW LACEY | Prior to entering law school, Matthew Lacey worked as a Team Lead in the Legal Negotiations Department for National Debt Relief in Manhattan, N.Y. Originally from New York, Lacey attended the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where he majored in criminal justice with a double-minor in political science and legal studies. During his time at SUNY-Plattsburgh, he organized numerous campus-wide community service events. Lacey is considering a career in intellectual property law.

NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.

Major Supporters of NEFAC include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, the Barr Foundation, The Boston Globe, WBUR and Boston University.