Francesca’s Fruitcake Tradition

Francesca Turner, founder of the Tony Patiño Fellowship, was a fan of fruitcakes. Each year around the holidays, friends, Fellows, and law school faculty all came to eagerly expect the weighty ring of dried and jellied fruit,

Join the Directory of Tony Patiño Fellows

The Tony Patiño Fellowship has developed a Directory of Tony Patiño Fellows and Fellows-Elect on the website. The Directory allows each Fellow and Fellow-Elect to populate their own profile and review the profiles of other Fellows. 

Columbia Law School 2023 Selection Day

Selection Day for Columbia Law School took place on September 9 and was a joyful reunion of old friends and classmates and a celebration of our newest Fellows. 

University of Chicago 2023 Selection Day

Selection Day for the University of Chicago Law School took place on September 30 and was a joyful reunion of old friends and classmates and a celebration of our newest Fellows.

UC Law San Francisco 2023 Selection Day

Selection Day for UC Law SF took place on August 26 and was a joyful reunion of old friends and classmates and a celebration of our newest Fellows. 

Dave Finkel (Chicago ’21) Named as a James Wilson Fellow

Tony Patino Fellow Dave Finkel is one of 17 recipients of the 2023 James Wison Fellowship. He and other Fellows will spend a week in Washington, D.C., studying the moral underpinnings of the law and the jurisprudence of natural rights. The seminars will be led by founder and director Hadley Arkes and several other prominent […]

Chicago Fellow Michelle Mbekeani Featured for Her Advocacy, Entrepreneurship

Michelle Mbekeani, University of Chicago Tony Patiño Fellow (2014) was recently featured in the University of Chicago Law School publication the Law School Record for her role in passing historic legislation and working to build a program to connect people who are incarcerated to legal advocacy and post-conviction assistance. Michelle told the Law School Record: […]

Columbia University 2022 Selection Day

Fellows and friends from Columbia University Law School celebrated new Fellows Tanner Lockhead and Zeinab Khalil and welcomed three new Fellows-Elect, members of the class of 2025.

University of Chicago 2022 Selection Day

Fellows and friends from the University of Chicago celebrated new Fellow Alex Beer and welcomed two new Fellows-Elect at the annual Selection Day dinner on October 1.

UC Hastings 2022 Selection Day

The annual Selection Day Dinners are happily back in person this year. The UC Hastings was a joyful reunion of Fellows and a celebration for our newly named Fellows, Ashcon Minoiefar and Loren Hampton.