What I Did Last Summer
Minnesota Law students fanned out across the country or worked remotely for a wide variety of experiences in numerous fields this summer
Elizabeth Bovell, 2L, Legal Intern, STARZ, Santa Monica, California
“My work was to help STARZ distribute its content internationally. To be able to tell stories from different perspectives all over the world surely feels like a way for me to bring my passion to help underserved communities and the stories that they have to tell to life. This is especially true because STARZ is a network that is inclusive of content produced by minorities.”
Samia Osman, 2L, Summer Associate, Ballard Spahr, Minneapolis
“Working for a big firm wasn’t what I expected in regard to the [office] environment. They were welcoming and encouraged my many questions.”
Zoe Psiakis, 3L, Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Aroostook County, Maine
“While rural populations may seem to be similarly situated, communities are very diverse in the problems that they face. Getting involved and immersed in the area is critical to becoming the best advocate for clients.”
Justice Shannon, 2L, Legal Intern, FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Policy and Licensing Division, Washington, D.C.
"I would like to begin my legal career in telecommunications at a federal agency, so this was the greatest start that I could have imagined. It was a dream internship."
Ben Siroky, 2L, Legal Intern, SEC, Office of Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw ’09, Washington, D.C.
“Each day I had access to an incredibly talented team, who were amazing to learn from. I wasn’t sure how much exposure I would have to the different areas within the organization, but the staff were great about providing substantive and diverse work that has allowed me to gain a true sense of life at the SEC.”
Brandon Vaca, 3L, Peggy Browning Fellow, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, D.C.
“It was a joy to work with such experienced and supportive mentors who cared about my
development as much as my final work product.
It was a privilege to put the legal skills I have
learned to use by helping workers, even in a small
way, to improve people’s lives through creating