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2015 Rappaport Fellows Announced

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has announced the selection of its 2015 Fellows.

“This is a really exciting group of students with impressive backgrounds and strong commitments to making a difference in government and public policy careers,” said Faculty Director Michael Cassidy. “They will be working in a broad array of regional, state and local government agencies in Boston, ranging from the Boston Public Schools Legal Advisor to the Attorney General’s Energy and Telecommunications Division.”

The Rappaport Fellows Program provides selected law school students from Boston College Law School, Boston University Law School, Harvard Law School, Northeastern University Law School, Suffolk University Law School, New England School of Law and the University of Massachusetts School of Law with opportunities to experience the complexities and rewards of public policy work and public service at the highest levels of state and local government. The program includes coveted summer internships, during which students work with top policy makers and are mentored both by the Center’s staff and respected civic leaders in the field.

Three of this year’s twelve Rappaport Fellows are from BC Law: James Bor, Malgorzata Mrózek and Amani Kancey (pictured above, left to right). Bor, a first-year student who will be working on civil rights and housing discrimination issues with the Civil Rights Enforcement Team of the U.S Attorney’s Office in Boston, said that he was thrilled to be selected. “I know how competitive a process this is, and what an honor it is to represent the Rappaport Center as a Fellow,” he said. “I wouldn’t be able to do this kind of important work this summer if it wasn’t for the program. The experience I gain from this will be invaluable to me and my future career, and I am just so thankful to be a part of it.”

The full list of 2015 Rappaport Fellows:

Jessica Acosta
Northeastern University School of Law (2L)
Summer Fellowship: Salem Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, implementing a project aimed at reducing the number of youth with complex social, emotional, and mental health needs committed to the Department of Youth Services and involved in delinquency matters.

Kasha Ambrose
Suffolk University Law School (1L)
Summer Fellowship: Executive Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, researching the connection between juveniles living in low-income and minority neighborhoods and youth involvement in gang-related crime.

Megan Beyer
University of Massachusetts School of Law (2L)
Summer Fellowship: City of Boston’s Office of Women’s Advancement, where Megan will be working on several projects, one of which focuses on gender equality in Boston and closing the wage gap between men and women.

James Bor
Boston College Law School (1L)
Summer Fellowship: Civil Rights Enforcement Team of the U.S Attorney’s Office (Boston), working on civil rights and housing discrimination issues.

Sara Dewey
Harvard Law School (1L)
Summer Fellowship: Environmental Protection Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.

Justin Gomes
Suffolk University Law School (1L)
Summer Fellowship: Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force of the U.S Attorney’s Office (Boston).

Yelena Greenberg
Boston University Law School (1L)
Summer Fellowship: Health Care Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.

Rebecca Harris
Harvard Law School (1L)
Summer Fellowship: Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

Amani Kancey
Boston College Law School (1L)
Summer Fellowship: Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Adam Korn
Suffolk University Law School (1L)
Summer Fellowship: Energy and Telecommunications Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.

Malgorzata Mrózek
Boston College Law School (1L)
Summer Fellowship: Boston Public Schools Office of the Legal Advisor.

Colleen Shea
Northeastern University School of Law (2L)
Summer Fellowship: MA Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel

Full Bios for all Fellows

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