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Jewish Federation of Omaha
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Omaha, NE 68154
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2008 - James Goddard, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, College of Law

James Goddard was awarded the Bennett G. Hornstein Memorial Scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Union College with a major in social work and attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law.

With interests in non-profit public interest law, international law and litigation, Goddard worked as a law clerk and provided support to a Federal Budget project at Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest. He wrote a memorandum on a proposed bill that was utilized by the Nebraska Unicameral Judiciary Committee. During his time with UNL College of Law, he served as secretary for the Equal Justice Society.

Goddard speaks Spanish, Italian and Russian. He volunteered for six months in Peru at an airbase in the jungle.  There he taught English and wrote grant proposals for medical supplies.  Goddard also taught English to university students in Russia for eight months. Additionally, he traveled to Mexico work as a law clerk for Mexico Appleseed.