Suffolk University Law School Students Selected as Rappaport Fellows


Tasha Buzzell of Attleboro, a second-year day student, and Elizabeth Kent of Arlington, a first-year day student, were chosen on the basis of their excellent academic records and a strong, demonstrated commitment to public service. During the summer, Buzzell will work on Massachusetts state public health policy while Kent will focus on special education policy for the Boston public schools.

“Tasha and Elizabeth were chosen from among nearly 100 applicants and both 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 two 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.

Each year, the Rappaport Honors Program brings together a cadre of highly-qualified law students from Boston-area law schools who demonstrate high academic achievement, a deep interest in law and public policy and a desire to learn more about issues affecting the Greater Boston region.

The selected Rappaport Fellows are provided with a unique program that includes paid summer internships, 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 Rappaport Honors Program welcomes applications from eligible students at Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Law, Harvard Law School, New England School of Law, Northeastern University School of Law, and Suffolk University Law School.

The Rappaport Honors program in Law and Public Policy was established in 2000 at Suffolk University Law School with a grant from the Jerome Lyle Rappaport Charitable Foundation. The foundation serves as a primary philanthropic vehicle for the family of Jerome Rappaport, a prominent Boston lawyer, real estate developer, and civic leader.

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