Recent Graduate Awarded Law and Government Fellowship

Posted On December 9, 2013
Categories CLHS, Graduates, Home News

ATLANTA – American University Washington College of Law has selected Samuel Park (J.D. ’13) as an LL.M. fellow in law and government. The one-year fellowship program was designed for graduates with an interest in U.S. government and politics by focusing on some of the most important policy issues of our time.

Along with a partial tuition remission, the fellowship offers a dean’s research assistant position and an externship in Annapolis, Md., with State Sen. Jamin B. Raskin, director of the Law and Government program. Externs will have the opportunity to experience the legislative process and be involved with Sen. Raskin’s legislative agenda in a significant and meaningful way during the spring legislative session.

The experience Park gained at the Georgia Capitol helped him standout to the Washington College of Law admission’s panel and Sen. Raskin. Georgia State Law’s proximity and connections to the Capitol helped facilitate his involvement in the political process.

While at Georgia State Law, Park participated in associate clinical professor Sylvia Caley’s Health Legislation and Advocacy class. “Spending an entire semester at the Capitol allowed me to get involved with the Georgia House Democratic Caucus during the 2012 legislative session,” Park said. “This experience helped me gain an externship with the Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus during the 2013 session.”

“Without professor Caley’s course, I would not be on the path I am on today or have the opportunity to live and study in our nation’s capital,” Park said.

Stacie Kershner (J.D. ’08)
Associate Director
Center for Law, Health & Society
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