59 students awarded summer stipends to work in public interest & government positions

Jul 19, 2011

Fifty-nine Vanderbilt Law students received summer stipends to support their work in positions with government agencies, the chambers of federal, state and local judges, federal and state District Attorneys and Public Defenders' offices, and public interest organizations. Students receiving Vanderbilt law stipends are working for legal offices and organizations in 12 states, the District of Columbia, and in eight foreign nations. 

“Vanderbilt Law students are working in a multitude of legal practices and in many areas of the world with support from stipends funded by the law school and by the Vanderbilt Legal Aid Society. Their experiences will enrich their careers, their legal education and the education of their fellow students as they bring their knowledge and understanding into the classroom,” said Sue Kay, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

Students received Vanderbilt Law stipends to support their legal work with the following organizations:

Federal Government
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, Washington, D.C.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.
  •  Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, Washington, D.C. 
  •  U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. (2)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Atlanta
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Denver, Colorado
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, Washington, D.C.
  •  U.S. Department of Justice, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section. Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Organizations, Office of Peace Operations, Sanctions and Counter-terrorism, Washington, D.C.
  •  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel, Nashville 
 U.S. Attorney's Offices
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Washington, D.C
  • U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, Savannah
  •  .U.S. Attorney’s Office for the  District of Maryland, Baltimore
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the   Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the  Southern District of New York, New York
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the  Western District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
  •  U.S. Attorney’s Office for the   Eastern District of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria
Judicial Chambers
  • Judge Eugene Siler, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, London, Kentucky
  • Judge William H. Walls, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of  Missouri, St. Louis
  • Judge William J. Haynes Jr., U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville
  •  Judge Randy Kennedy, Seventh Circuit Court, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Magistrate Judge Stephanie K. Bowman. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati
District Attorney's Offices
  • Sacramento, California
  • San Diego, California
  • Santa Clara County San Jose, California
  • Decatur, Georgia
  • Bronx County, Bronx, New York
  • Nashville, Tennessee (2)
International Tribunals
  • Association of Defence Counsel, practising before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugolslavia, The Hague, Netherlands
  • International Criminal Court, Office of the Prosecutor The Hague, Netherlands
  •   Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Office of the Prosecutor Leidschendam, Netherlands
Non-governmental and Legal Advocacy Organizations
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Nashville
  • American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, Washington, D.C.
    Ayuda Sterling, Virginia
  • European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights Berlin, Germany
  • Human Rights Law Centre, Nottingham, UK 
  • Irish Centre for Human Rights Galway, Ireland (2)
  • Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
  • New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Newark
  • List Project to Resettle Iraqi Refugees, Washington, D.C.
  • No Peace Without Justice, Brussels, Belgium 
  • Office for the Harmonization of Internal Markets, Alicante, Spain
  • Tennessee Justice Center, Nashville
  • Tennessee Justice for Our Neighors, Nashville
  •  TennessUganda Law Society Kampala, Uganda
  •  World Intellectual Property Organization Geneva, Switzerland
Public Defenders' Offices
  • Federal Public Defender, Nashville, Tennessee (2)
  • Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender, Nashville
  • Public Defender, Kenai, Alaska
  • Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
State Attorneys' Offices
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, General Counsel's Office, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Corporate Offices
  • Victor M. Glasberg & Associates, Alexandria, Virginia


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