FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective January 2017, nine Aggie Law students will participate in the school's Residency Externship Program in Public Policy, with placements in both Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C.
The program provides opportunities for students to focus on policymaking that impacts Texas and to practice the Aggie Core values of selfless service, leadership, and excellence that are so much a part of a public policy lawyer's career.
In Austin, six Aggie Law students will work throughout the government on a wide range of issues. In D.C., three Aggie Law students will work in various governmental positions. In both cities, students will engage in hands-on policymaking activities.
Specifically, students will be immersed in the role of the government lawyer as policymaker—including promulgation of law, rulemaking, regulation, enforcement, and issue advocacy. Students have been prepared for these placements through a unique Texas A&M curriculum that includes significant coursework in legislation and regulation, administrative law, and public policy drafting. Students will further develop their knowledge base through participation in seminar courses led by outstanding lawyers from the public sector.
Students accepted into the 2017 Austin class are:
- Britt Brandon – Austin, TX
- Stuart Campbell – Colleyville, TX
- Sean Grove – Richardson, TX
- Kourtnee McInturf – Arlington, TX
- Henrik Strand – Anchorage, AK
- Lola Wilson – San Antonio, TX
Students accepted into the 2017 D.C. class are:
- Tie She' Chavis – Tulare, CA
- Jessica Lesnau – Austin, TX
- James Murrell – Kaufman, TX
"We are thrilled to be offering the Residency Externship Program in Public Policy in both Austin and D.C. in 2017," said Lisa Rich, Director, Texas A&M School of Law Residency Externship Program in Public Policy.
She continued: "These nine students are continuing what already is a rich tradition started by our 2016 class in D.C. This program gives students real world, experiential learning that utilizes the legal skills they have developed at Texas A&M, allows them to further develop their professional identities, their Aggie Core Values, and their network in the legal profession, and provides opportunities for them to make a real impact on issues that matter in Texas."
To learn more about the law school's Residency Externship Program, including placement and/or housing assistance, please contact Professor Lisa Rich, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SOURCE Texas A&M University School of Law