Law Student Spends Summer Defending Wildlife in Alaska

6/23/2011

Jen Bonar has put her concern for conservation issues and her legal training to work in Anchorage, Alaska, this summer, where the Law School student has a summer internship with the Defenders of Wildlife.

Defenders of Wildlife is a national organization committed to protecting and restoring wildlife.

Bonar, whose internship is supported by a Suffolk Public Interest Law Group Fellowship, is working on two projects that examine the differences between state and federal laws that regulate wildlife management in Alaska.

Through this work she is learning how an organization determines its position on certain issues and also the importance of building and maintaining relationships among agencies and organizations with overlapping concerns.

Suffolk Public Interest Law Group Fellowships provide funding for students working in otherwise unpaid summer internships with government agencies and public interest groups.

Bonar and Professor Alasdair Roberts, holder of the Jerome Lyle Rappaport Chair in Law and Public Policy, discuss her work in a podcast.

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