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Three BC Law Students Among 2016 Rappaport Fellows

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has announced the selection of its 2016 Fellows.

Three of the twelve Rappaport Fellows this year come from BC Law: Stephanie Johnson, Amar Patel, and Rodline Louijeune. Johnson and Patel, both first-year students, will be working this summer at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the City of Boston’s Office of Innovation and Technology, respectively. Louijeune, a second-year student, will spend the summer interning at the State Treasurer’s Office.

“This year’s 2016 Rappaport Fellows are an extraordinary group of law students who exude passion and commitment to bettering communities, the environment, education, access to justice, women’s rights, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and the world,” said Rappaport Center Executive Director Elisabeth J. Medvedow. “The Rappaport Fellowship affords them opportunities to gain hands-on experience in government, benefit from mentors, and learn how law and public policy are used to effect change for the social good.”

The Rappaport Fellows Program, founded by Jerome and Phyllis Rappaport (pictured front row center, above, with Rappaport Director Elisabeth J. Medvedow, left, and Faculty Director Michael Cassidy, second row center), provides summer internships for 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. Students experience the complexities and rewards of public policy work and public service at the highest levels of state and local government. They work with top policy makers and are mentored both by the Rappaport Center’s staff and respected civic leaders in the field.

A full list of the 2016 Rappaport Fellows can be found on the Center’s website.

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