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Masa Yamamoto

Feb. 6, 2012—Before coming to Vanderbilt, Masa Yamamoto worked as an in-house counsel for a Japanese utility company involved in international power and water projects. “In one project, American lawyers dominated the negotiation process,” he recalled. “There were very few things I could do as a lawyer educated in Japan. So I decided to pursue a J.D....

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Matthew Kusel ’13

Feb. 6, 2012—Associate, Milbank Hadley Tweed & McCloy, New York Order of the Coif As an intern with the Administrative Enforcement Unit of New York City’s Department of Buildings during summer 2011, Matthew Kusel got substantive experience in both reading and interpreting regulations—in this case, building codes—and in presenting oral arguments to a judge. “My job was...

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Rick Apple

Feb. 6, 2012—Rick Apple became director of the Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, a private equity fund, after graduating in 2012. Apple had worked part-time as a director of the fund, whch focuses on Tennessee-based companies since the beginning of his 3L year. Apple got the job after serving a work-study internship with Council Capital, the Nashville-based...

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Amit Tantri

Feb. 6, 2012—Associate, WilmerHale, Boston, Massachusetts Amit Tantri became interested in a career in law while working as an analyst with Compass Lexecon, an economics consulting firm that provides expert testimony for use in litigation and other legal proceedings. “My work involved collaborating with economists to produce expert testimony, and then helping our law firm clients use...

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John Williams

Feb. 6, 2012—Clerk, Judge Gilbert S. Merritt Jr. (’60), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2012-13 John Williams was one of 94 Vanderbilt Law students who served an internship for credit during summer 2010. Williams worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he was put to work...

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Adele El-Khouri

Feb. 6, 2012—El-Khouri applied to Vanderbilt both because of its reputation for rigorous academics and because of family ties. Her sister earned her bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt and was completing a master’s degree in organizational development during El-Khouri’s 1L year, and her father earned his Ph.D. in economics at Vanderbilt in the 1970s. “I’ve lived in the...

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David Barnes

Jun. 13, 2011—Associate, King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA Clerk, Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2011-12 When David Barnes moved to Washington, D.C., in summer 2011 to start a clerkship with Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, it was his second move to...

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