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Three Attorneys Join NAAG as Visiting Fellows

Three attorneys recently joined NAAG as visiting fellows. The fellowship opportunity incorporates programs commonly known by law schools as Bridge to Practice, Transitional Practice, and Career Launch. These law school programs provide funding for recent graduates to work in organizations while searching for full-time employment. Each fellow will be tasked with projects for the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a NAAG branch.

NAGTRI Fellows have been invaluable members of the NAAG staff and have experienced a variety of activities including conducting research and authoring manuals for attorneys general offices; attending meetings with the White House, congressional staff, and international organizations, such as the World Bank and the International Association of Prosecutors; assisting with editing of NAAG’s Supreme Court amicus briefs; helping to provide legal research for substantive trainings, such as intellectual property theft and human trafficking; and developing articles for NAAG’s monthly e-newsletter, NAAGazette.

Patrick Galasso joined NAAG after receiving his J.D. degree from George Washington University School of Law in May 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Colgate University in 2011. While studying at George Washington University, Patrick worked in a variety of legal positions including a position as an intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office as well as an extern for the Office of the Attorney General of District of Columbia in the Neighborhood and Victim Services Section. Patrick was also active as a mock trial board member and as a staff member for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal during his law school studies.

Patrick is particularly interested in the privacy issues that arise amidst rapidly advancing technology and how the law must adapt to these advancements. He also finds cases of corruption and antitrust of interest and hopes to ultimately pursue a career in criminal prosecution or other trial work.

Jared McClain is a recent graduate of George Mason University Law School. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C. for law school, Jared grew up in southern New Jersey and earned his undergraduate degree in political science from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. While at George Mason University, Jared held a judicial intern position for the Honorable Sally D. Adkins in the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Honorable Anthony Trenga in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, and the Honorable R. Terrence Ney in the Fairfax County Circuit Court.

At NAAG, Jared is looking forward to the opportunity to sit in on several U.S. Supreme Court moot courts. His greatest legal interest is constitutional law, particularly issues of the 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments. Following his fellowship, he plans to pursue a judicial clerkship and ultimately work in appellate practice.

Josh Morehouse is a 2014 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in May 2011. While at Vanderbilt, Josh was a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert Benton II as well as for the Office of the Public Defender, 9th Circuit, Orlando, Fla. He also served as en banc editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review.

In his visiting fellow position, Josh is most looking forward to working with the state attorneys general offices on current issues and having the opportunity to do work that makes a difference for the public. He particularly enjoys legal work that involves finance, including taxes, bankruptcy, financial crimes, and wills and trusts management.

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