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Levin Center announces interns for summer program with congressional committee offices.

The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School has selected five law students to serve as legal interns in congressional committee offices in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Due to COVID-19, the Wayne Law students will start their work remotely until congressional offices reopen.

Internship recipients are:

• Thea Barrack – Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chair

• Calder Burgam – Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chair

• Fatima Dakroub – House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Representative James Clyburn (D-6th SC), Chair

• Yara Gayar – House Committee on Financial Services, Representative Maxine Waters (D-43rd CA), Chair

• Benjamin Newmann – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, Margaret Wood Hassan (D-NH), Chair

• Andrew Valliencourt – Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation, Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Chair

Each position involves work with congressional staff from both parties and a bipartisan approach to oversight. Students work under the supervision of an experienced attorney who is engaged in conducting oversight on behalf of a congressional committee.

This is the sixth year for the 10-week internships. Collectively, nineteen Wayne Law students have participated since the program’s inception. Interns are supported by Levin Center staff during their placement.
Launched in March 2015, the Levin Center at Wayne Law educates future attorneys, business leaders, legislators and public servants on their role overseeing public and private institutions and using oversight as an instrument of change. The center is named in honor of former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator, who retired at the beginning of 2015 after 36 years in the Senate. Levin serves as chair of the Levin Center and on the Law School’s faculty as distinguished legislator in residence.


Young Lawyers Section hosts ‘A Blooming Workout’ July 14

The State Bar of Michigan’s Young Lawyer Section will host “Health & Wellness: A Blooming Workout with YLS” on Wednesday, July 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Detroit Abloom Outdoor Gazebo at 248 Manistique St. in , Detroit.

Rosi Reeves will present “Let Your Workout Do the Work,” a lesson in how to structure one’s workout, at home or in the gym, to get the biggest bang for the buck in time and effort.  The strength and stretch workout kicks off an evening of investing in one’s health—no equipment needed to participate.

To register, visit https://connect.michbar.org/yls/home and click on “events.”  For questions, email Angela Baldwin at angela.l.baldwin@gmail.com.

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