Summer Work 2012
July 18, 2013
Finding meaningful work during the summer is important for law students to gain on-the-job experience as well as build connections with other associates and legal professionals. Penn State Law is featuring a series on what students did this summer.
Maha Sayed '13 spent the summer of 2012 interning at the Cairo office of Hegazy & Associates in association with Crowell & Moring. She shares her perspective on the experience here.
Captivated by tales his grandfather would share with him as a child, Bradley Tritsch '14 said he has always enjoyed interaction with older adults. In middle school, he started playing with a community band that visited local nursing homes and performed for the residents. “I didn’t want to just be working on the law. I feel it’s important to connect with the people I’m serving and to hear their stories,” Tritsch said.
Monika Oyama spent the summer of 2012 as a summer associate at the Tokyo office of White & Case. She shares her perspective on the experience here.
For three years before law school Devan Flahive ’14 lived, ate, and breathed dairy science as a nutritionist at Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. After one year at Penn State Law, she is up to her elbows in agriculture once again, this time as a budding antitrust attorney.
California’s rural poor get legal help from Geoff Trautman '13
Across the bay from the University of California at Santa Cruz where Geoff Trautman ’13 studied politics as an undergraduate, the Watsonville office of California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) serves the state’s rural poor. Trautman works there providing legal support to the rural residents of Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.
Kristi Martel interns with the Montana Innocence Project
At least 300 wrongfully convicted individuals nationwide have been exonerated and freed from prison thanks to the efforts of various Innocence Projects in the United States. This summer, Kristi Martel ’13 is helping to increase that number as an intern at the Montana Innocence Project.
2012 Public Interest Law Summer Fellows named
Penn State Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Degenstein Foundation/Cherie M. Millage Summer Fellowships. Established by students in 1990, the Public Interest Law Fund’ssummer fellowship program enables law students to work in non-paying areas of public interest law during the summer after their first or second year at Penn State Law.