2007 Rappaport Fellows

4/22/2007

Three Suffolk University Law School students are among 13 students from Boston-area law schools who have been selected for participation in the Rappaport Fellows Program in Law and Public Policy.

Lyn Huckabee of Absecon, N.J., Chad Laurent of Forest Lake, Minn., and Melanie Manoach of Kings Park, N.Y. were chosen on the basis of their excellent academic records and a strong, demonstrated commitment to public service. 

Each Rappaport Fellow will complete a paid summer internship with a Boston-area government employer that focuses on urban law and policy issues. Huckabee is assigned to the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources; Laurent will intern with the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs; and Manoach will work in the Office of the Port Director at Massport.

“Lyn, Chad and Melanie were chosen from among nearly 100 applicants and have impressive academic records, as well as an interest in public service.  The Rappaport summer internships will provide them with practical policymaking experience while making their talents available to three key public agencies serving the Greater Boston community,” said Law Professor Joseph McEttrick, the faculty director of Suffolk University Law School’s Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy.

In addition to the paid summer internships, the selected Rappaport Fellows are provided with a summer seminar series and mentoring opportunities designed to enhance their professional development and their understanding of law and public policy issues relevant to Greater Boston. Fellows receive a stipend of $7,000 for their 10-week internship.

The other students selected are:  Tasha J. Bahal, Kimberly A. Decker and Paula A. Lyons of Northeastern University School of Law; Tracy F. Coogan and Jane H. Hill of Boston College Law School; Eric Herrmann of Harvard Law School; Christopher D. Pineda, Anna M. Schleelein and Katherine E. Ward of Boston University School of Law; and Cecilia Ugarte of New England School of Law.

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