On May 21st, TFAS welcomed the Legal Studies Institute class of 2011 to Washington, DC. Forty-three students from law schools throughout the country moved into their Capitol Hill apartments over the weekend, getting the chance to explore the neighborhood and Washington, DC as a whole.
Class began Monday, May 23rd, with Professor Roger Pilon from the Cato Institute, and Professor John Baker from the Catholic University Law School teaching the Constitutional Law course. This class offers the theoretical background to Constitutional law, teaching Federalist perspectives and contrasting commonly taught Constitutional Law classes.
Next week the students will begin their legal internships, clerkships and associate positions with private firms, public interest legal organizations, lobbying firms and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies in the Washington, DC area.
Throughout the summer, participants will also attend site briefings at places such as the Supreme Court, and will hear from guest speakers including, Judge Douglas Ginsberg, from the DC Court of Appeals and Justice Bob Cupp of the Ohio Supreme Court.
TFAS is pleased to welcome the Legal Studies class of 2011 to the District!