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Model Govt. Service & Public Affairs Initiative

As part of the Law School’s historic commitment to public service, students and faculty engage with some of the most pressing government and public policies issues of the day. The Model Government Service & Public Affairs Initiative brings Penn Law’s resources to bear to best prepare students to be leaders in the policymaking arena.

Model Government and Public Affairs Initiative Summer Fellowship

The Model Summer Fellowship funds legal internships with federal, state, and local government agencies. Learn more about the fellowship here.

2016 Model Govt. and Public Affairs Initiative Summer Fellows

  • Meredith Mill L’17, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, San Diego, CA
  • John Parron L’17, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jennifer Reich L’18, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs, Washington, D.C.
  • Paul Stephan L’18, Department of Education, Civil Rights Division Regional Office, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bryan Williamson L’18, Environmental Protection Agency Regional Office, Philadelphia, PA
  • Michael Wood L’17, King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle, WA

2015 Model Govt. and Public Affairs Initiative Summer Fellows

  • Sara Bodnar
    Sara Bodnar
    Class of 2017
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of the General Counsel, New York, NY
  • Andrew Cherry
    Andrew Cherry
    Class of 2016
    Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, Washington, DC
  • Taylor Hawes-Pacheco
    Taylor Hawes-Pacheco
    Class of 2016
    Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office, Norristown, PA
  • Matthew Hiltibran
    Matthew Hiltibran
    Class of 2016
    Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, IL
  • John Parron
    John Parron
    Class of 2017
    United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawai’I, Honolulu, HI
  • Kate Sell
    Kate Sell
    Class of 2016
    New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law, Trenton, NJ

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Recent government testimony

Washington/New York Law & Policy seminar series