February 14, 2012
Barrett Anderson ’12, Elizabeth Kelly ’12, Michael Love ’12, and Tara Rice ’12 Awarded Heyman Fellowships; Will Spend Year Working in Federal Government
Yale Law School students Barrett Anderson ’12, Elizabeth Kelly ’12, Michael Love ’12, and Tara Rice ’12 have been named recipients of 2012-2013 Heyman Federal Public Service Fellowships. The fellowships will enable the four to spend the year following graduation working with high-level leaders in the executive or legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.
Barrett Anderson is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2012. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in political science and a B.A. in economics from the University of Iowa. As a Heyman Fellow, Barrett will work with Senator Charles Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee provides oversight to the Department of Justice, related agencies, and the federal courts; examines executive nominees; and considers legislation on a wide variety of legal and policy issues, including constitutional law and amendments, homeland and national security law, and criminal and civil law and procedure. Barrett will assist the Senator and his staff by researching, analyzing, and drafting legislation and amendments, preparing for interviews with witnesses and government officials, and providing support at weekly Committee hearings.
Elizabeth Kelly will serve as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Elizabeth will work closely with top officials at HUD, the White House, Congress, and other executive agencies to craft and implement policies to expand economic opportunity and foster fair housing. A member of the Yale Law School class of 2012, Elizabeth graduated summa cum laude from Duke University and received her MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial and Clarendon Scholar. At Yale, Elizabeth further developed her longstanding commitment to social and economic justice as a student director of the YLS Community and Economic Development Clinic and through internships at the White House Domestic Policy Council, the HUD General Counsel’s office, and Southeastern Louisiana Legal Services’ Housing Law Unit.
Michael Love, a member of the Yale Law School class of 2012, will serve as a Senior Advisor for International Finance in the U.S. Treasury Department, where he will work closely with Charles Collyns, the Assistant Secretary for International Finance, as well as with Lael Brainard, the Under Secretary for International Affairs. As a Heyman Fellow, Michael will assist with the development of macroeconomic, monetary, and financial policy in response to international developments and will support interactions with the G-7, G-8, and foreign financial ministries. Prior to attending Yale, Michael worked on the macroeconomics and labor staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2008, where he studied economics.
Tara Rice, a member of the Yale Law School class of 2012, will work as an advisor to the Under Secretary for Rural Development at the Department of Agriculture. She will help design and implement targeted economic development strategies to alleviate rural poverty and stimulate more robust rural economies. Tara is from rural north-central Montana and graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University in 2007. Prior to law school, she worked in rural China on an English textbook project and in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on a Fulbright-funded economic research project looking at the distribution of resources in the government budget.
The Heyman Federal Public Service Fellowship Program was created in 2005 through the generosity of Samuel and Ronnie Heyman as part of Yale Law School’s longstanding commitment to public service, including service in the federal government. These one-year fellowships allow recent Yale Law School graduates to work closely with high-level leaders in the U.S. government, either through an existing position or through a “special assistant” type position. The goal of the fellowship is to inspire a new generation to serve by allowing Law School alumni to explore careers in public service and to bring creative, entrepreneurial ideas to the federal government.