Summer Work 2011
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.
Christopher Stromberg ’13 was searching for an overseas international internship where he was hoping to use the Russian language skills he had developed while living in Russia during his undergraduate years. With the help of the Center for International Legal Studies in Vienna he was able to spend his summer working in the International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation group of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners (EPAP).
Calling from the NBCUniversal lot where many popular television shows and films are produced, Robert Vega ’12 said that his legal internship in the Television Production, Legal Affairs Group of NBCUniversal (NBCU) has been nothing short of “phenomenal!”
Interning at the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Arlington, Virginia, this summer has been a great confidence booster for rising second-year Penn State Law student Kristina Dahmann ’13, who has been continually pushing herself to new heights working side-by-side with attorneys in the Office of Chief Counsel.
Anyone interested in practicing big law would have McDermott Will & Emery on their list. The firm has been in business since 1934 and has grown from its headquarters in Chicago to having offices around the world employing more than 1,000 lawyers and is considered one of the nation’s top firms. But for Jake Mattinson ’12, a summer associate in McDermott’s Employee Benefits Practice Group in Chicago, it has a small-firm feel.
Since her undergraduate days at the University of California, Berkeley, protecting the environment has become a way of life for second-year Penn State Law student Rachel Rivers ’12 – a passion that she has carried over into her legal studies. At her summer internship with the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), Rivers is using her legal education to protect the environment while advancing human rights.
Working side-by-side with senior prosecutors at the ICTY in The Hague, Sarah Hart ’12 and Ken Charette ’12, help bring closure to people of the Former Yugoslavia as part of their summer fellowships.
This summer, Penn State Law students will serve in a variety of public interest assignments — from legal aid offices to the ICTY Tribunal in The Netherlands through the Cherie M. Millage Fellowship Program. Our summer work series will profile these and other students throughout the summer.