The Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program

Branstetter Summer Fellows

The Branstetter Summer Fellows program is an initiative designed to enable law students who are interested in litigation and dispute resolution to work in unpaid summer internships with a non-profit or government organization where they will gain meaningful litigation experience. Branstetter Summer Fellows receive a whole summer stipend or partial summer stipend for the internship.

2023 Branstetter Summer Fellows include: 

Mary BassoThe Honorable Alistair E. Newbern, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of TNNashville, TN
Jessica BispelsU.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of TNNashville, TN
Colleen CarrollThe Honorable Sara L. Darrow, U.S. District Court for the Central District of IllinoisRock Island, IL
Tyler HallNorth Carolina Court of AppealsRaleigh, NC
Grace Melinda HayesThe Honorable William M. Ray, Richard B. Russell Federal Building and U.S. CourthouseAtlanta, GA
Dallas KastensU.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of TNKnoxville, TN
Jacob RobbinsSenator Alex Padilla's Judiciary CommitteeWashington, DC
Jessie WuThe Honorable Edmond E. Chang, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisChicago, IL
Eric YoungTennessee Supreme CourtMemphis, TN

2022 Summer Fellows Internships

Ten Vanderbilt Law students worked in state and federal judicial chambers, in the offices of U.S. and District Attorneys, and in other government law offices as Branstetter Summer Fellows.