Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Meet the Bloggers


This summer, several Washington and Lee law students have agreed to write about their summer employment experiences. Below you can read about the contributors and the areas in which they are working. Please check back on Friday when we'll hear from Marti McCaleb, who is interning with Legal Voice in Seattle.

Lindsey Brown

Lindsey Brown is a rising 3L from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Before law school, she attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last summer, she worked for the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria and developed a strong interest in criminal law.

She decided to spend this summer experiencing criminal law from a different perspective and is working for a private law firm's White Collar group in Washington, DC.

James Collins

James Collins graduated from DePaul University with a dual Bachelor of Science in E-Commerce Technology and Computer Graphics and Animation. He is a senior student editor for the German Law Journal and Conference Chair for the Federalist Society.

A member of the class of 2010, James is currently a legal intern with the Antitrust Section at the Ohio Attorney General's office.


Gene Hamilton

Gene Hamilton, from Grayson Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in International Affairs. He is a member of the W&L Law Class of 2010, where he serves as a Burks Scholar and a Kirgis Fellow. Last summer, Gene worked for the Department of Homeland Security.

This summer Gene is working for the Air Force General Counsel's Office at the Pentagon. He will work directly with career government attorneys and military attorneys on a diverse array of legal issues including: acquisition law, fiscal law, ethics, environmental law, military personnel law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, and contractor responsibility matters.


Lindsay Hitz

A rising 2L, Lindsay Hitz hails from Hershey, PA and graduated in 2008 from Bucknell University.

This summer Lindsay is working with the Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) at NASA Langley Research Center. The Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research in a variety of fields that support NASA's mission. On a day to day basis, Lindsay will conduct legal research, attend meetings, and work closely with the attorneys at the Office of Chief Counsel.

In conjunction with the LARSS program, she will attend weekly lectures on science and technology and participate in other group activities with all program participants. The final component of the LARSS program will be the completion of a research project, which will examine a specific area of NASA legal practice.


Marti McCaleb

Marti McCaleb is a rising 3L from Waco, Texas. She earned her undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Alabama before choosing to attend Washington & Lee School of Law. Her primary interests are trade law, human rights, and labor regulations.

This summer she is interning at Legal Voice in Seattle, Washington. Legal Voice is an action-oriented, diverse organization dedicated to securing and protecting the rights of all women, through direct client services, legislation and litigation designed to have a far-reaching public impact, and by empowering women with knowledge about their legal rights.


Sarah Mielke

A member of the class of 2010, Sarah Mielke is a from Bismarck, ND and a graduate of Bethel College, where she majored in International Relations and Political Science.

Last summer, Sarah worked for a  federal judge in North Dakota, for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. working on international prisoner transfer, and also did part time research for a professor.

This summer Sarah will work at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna for the Office on Drugs and Crime writing programs to help coordinate the global effort to hunt drug cartels and human traffickers. She will also work at UN field office in Nairobi, Kenya to help start a UN program dealing with Somali pirates.


Kathy Pritts
Kathy Pritts is from Oakland, MD. In 2008, she graduated with honors from Cedarville University with a B.A. in International Studies. At Cedarville, she was active in student goverment on the Student Relations Committee and the Hispanic Affairs Committee, and was the secretary of PEACE (Promoting Ethnic And Cultural Education) Project. At W&L, Kathy is the treasurer of the Black Law Students Association.

This summer, Kathy is working with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), Inc., a non-profit law firm in Ohio, as a law clerk in the Migrant Farmworker program, which serves Spanish-speaking famworkers who have immigration, labor, and other civil legal issues.


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