Sunday, September 12, 2010

Claire Mitchell Named Marler Clark Graduate Assistant

We are pleased to announce that LL.M. Candidate Claire Mitchell has been selected as the recipient of the Marler Clark Graduate Assistantship, part of our new public/private partnership.

The public/private partnership graduate assistant program allows us to partner with leaders in the food and agricultural legal communities, matching our candidates with firms and agencies working on the cutting edge of our food system. The participation of Marler Clark L.L.P., P.C. located in Seattle, Washington is indeed an honor for us.

Claire received her J.D. degree from Hofstra University with a concentration in Energy and the Environment. She received her B.A., majoring in English, from Villanova University, magna cum laude. During law school, Claire served as Articles Editor, for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, was elected President of the Legal Emergency Aid Project and elected Treasurer of Hofstra Law Women. She also served as Program Coordinator for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and Editorial Assistant for BAR/BRI Bar Review. She was awarded a Certificate in Mediation Skills, approved by the New York State Office of Court Administration.

Claire has clerking experience in private practice and internships with Nassau County Supreme Court and Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. She co-authored the article, Who’s Your Daddy: A Proposal for Paid Family Leave to Promote the Growth of Families, is published at 27 HOFSTRA LABOR & EMP L.J. 199 (2010).

Among Claire's duties as a Graduate Assistant for Marler Clark will be writing for the Food Safety News, the daily Web-based newspaper dedicated to reporting on issues surrounding food safety presented by Marler Clark.

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