2L Sydney Buckley gains practical experience at internship with federal judge

Now over halfway through my 2L year, I can confirm that the common mantra — “1L year they scare you death; 2L year they work you to death; 3L year they bore you to death” — certainly captures the 2L year well. However, despite this year’s increased workload, I’ve really enjoyed being able to choose my own schedule. One of …

Law student gets first-hand experience working in health law through internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

This past summer, third-year law student Courtney Hurtig did a summer internship in the Office of Legal Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. St. Jude is a children’s hospital that treats childhood cancers and pediatric diseases. “I really loved everything about my internship. The people were absolutely amazing,” Hurtig said. “I can’t emphasize enough how amazing …

Student Spotlight: David Biegel gains legal experience through Alaskan internship

This summer, second-year law student David Biegel is working as a legal intern at the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska’s legal department in the criminal division. “The best part of my job is getting to observe court hearings every day, sometimes walking to and from court twice a day from Anchorage City Hall,” said Biegel, who is originally from Anchorage. At …

Legal Aid in Tanzania

In 2013 I made my first trip to Tanzania on a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship. Not only was this my first trip outside of the United States, but it was also my first experience speaking Swahili outside of the comforts of my classroom. I was terrified that I would only last one week. After traveling around to different cities and visiting with …

Serving the American people in America’s capital

James Garfield is my favorite U.S. president. Most people have never heard of our 20th president, and if they have, all they know about is his tragic assassination roughly three months into his presidency. However, prior to his short time in office, Garfield was a congressional representative for many years, multi-tasking as an attorney, often representing clients pro bono before …