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Government / Public Interest

Neena K. Chaudhry, JD '96
Senior Counsel and Director of Equal Opportunities in Athletics
National Women's Law Center (Washington, DC)
"I love my job because I care about the issues I work on ... my job provides a satifying balance among litigation, lobbying, administrative advocacy, and public education."


Mike Fisher, JD '94
Director - Legal Counsel Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training (Washington, DC)
"...decide where you would ideally like to work and then figure out what you need to do to get there by acquiring experience, skills, and contacts that can provide you with information and opportunities."

Jaclyn Frankfurt, JD '86
Deputy Chief - Appellate Division
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
"I have been a public defender for over twenty years.  I guess I have voted with my feet—I have never left because I cannot contemplate a job I would rather do."

Katherine Kimpel, JD '06
Managing Partner
Sanford & Heisler LLP (Washington, DC)
"I came to law school looking, as I said in my YLS application essay, to 'get bigger guns in the fight for social justice,' and I feel very fortunate to have a job that allows me to dedicate myself to that fight on a daily basis.


Kristen Lang, JD '12
Attorney Ad Litem
Bay Area Legal Services (Tampa, FL)
"I love what I do, the clients I serve, and my colleagues. I cannot imagine a career in which I would feel happier or more fulfilled."


Nicholas Lewin, JD '04
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office-Southern District of New York (New York, NY)
"I feel privileged to work at the U.S. Attorney's Office ... In addition to working on fascinating cases, I've had the opportunity to develop real litigation, trial and appellate skills, and to hone those skills by working with some truly extraordinary lawyers—and great people."