A while back, Above the Law put out a call for new interns.
We were flooded with applications. Nearly 80 people sent in résumés, writing samples, and funny emails showing they had the stuff to deal with the irreverent world of Above the Law. We saw many qualified candidates, and we want to thank everybody who applied.
We have selected three people to join the fray. They’ve been working behind the scenes for a couple of weeks now. Moderating comments, editing copy, and conducting research projects. We’re now ready to publicly welcome them to the larger ATL community.
After the jump, say hello to Karen, Matt, and Alex. Each one of our new contributors has taken the time to write a brief bio, for your amusement.
I am very excited for the abuse (and copy-editing) awaiting me as a new intern here at ATL. I am a recent graduate of UCLA Law, and since my J.D. is now as unmarketable as my B.A. in Ancient Greek History, I am exploring career possibilities in the writing and media world. Lord knows they’re hiring. I have worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., in the New York and London offices of a V20 firm (TTT, of course), and at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. I went to Columbia University for undergrad.
I currently live in Los Angeles, where I can often be found at the beach, bar review books beside me, just waiting to be opened.
Glad to be joining ATL as an intern this summer. While earning my B.A. in Sociology from Stanford University, I became a member of Building a Better Legal Profession — and, despite the seemingly prophetic arguments against law school attendance, I plan on going to law school in the not-so-distant future. Over the last few years I’ve interned in the Office of the Governor in Des Moines, IA (this was back in the Tom Vilsack days); The Century Foundation, in Washington, DC; and The College Board in New York, NY. I’ve also done some writing and probably most notably pitched in for the pro bono and elite law firms chapter found in the absolutely outstanding Building a Better Legal Profession’s Guide to Law Firm (Kaplan 2009). Oh, and I’m also a proud native of Waterloo, IA.
Alex Rex was born and raised in California and currently studies law, politics and journalism at New York University. Rex hopes to one day become a prestigious lawyer and then give it all up to become President of the United States (if such a title still exists in the future).
If those ventures fail, Rex will focus on becoming a nightclub owner like a present day Steve Rubell — excluding the part about being shut down for hiding narcotics in the walls. Rex enjoys making friends, academy-award-quality movies, and individually wrapped fortune cookies. Rex hates nature and Wal-Mart
We are very excited to have these three new members of our team. Welcome!
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