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NAAG Welcomes Summer Interns

Jennifer Adcock
Jennifer Adcock

It’s not every day that NAAG introduces a Miss USA 2005 top 10 semi-finalist to its staff but this month Miss Mississippi 2005, Jennifer Adcock, began her work with the Cyberspace Law Project. Jennifer quickly grasped her duties as a summer law intern and has already attended several congressional hearings on crime-related issues. She also writes legislative updates for the NAAG Web site, while working on research projects and various other tasks.

“It’s really exciting as a law student to be able to head to the Supreme Court when cases are being read and attend congressional hearings,” she said. “The National Institute of Justice Conference will be here next week which I am also looking forward to.”

Jennifer will begin her third year at the University of Mississippi School of Law in the fall where she is the notes and comments associate editor for the Mississippi Law Journal. She was also distinguished as a dean’s scholarship recipient and the winner of the William Prentice “Pete” Mitchell Award in Ethics.

Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating with honors. This Hattiesburg, Miss., native has enjoyed playing the piano since she started taking lessons in the first grade and also enjoys reading biographies and autobiographies.

Michelle Noyer
Michelle Noyer

NAAG welcomed another distinguished intern this month as Michelle Noyer, the 2008-2009 Bill Brown Scholarship recipient and second-year law student at the Ohio Northern University, began her work with the Energy & Environment Project. Bill Brown served as Ohio Attorney General from 1971-1983 and received his law degree from Ohio Northern University. The school established a scholarship in his honor, which is awarded to an incoming first-year student.

Thus far, Michelle has tackled a number of projects, including her involvement with the Green Office project which provides state Attorneys General with information on how to “green” their offices. She also collaborates with Nadine Ballard of the Consumer Protection Division by conducting research.

Michelle said her time at NAAG has been very rewarding and would ultimately like to work for a nonprofit dealing with public interest cases. At Ohio Northern University School of Law, Michelle is a member of PILA, the Public Interest Law Association.

“I enjoy the work that I do and I have learned a lot so far,” she said.

Before entering law school, Michelle graduated from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, with a degree in both English and political science. During her time there, she was a member of both the English and political science honor societies, Sigma Tau Delta and Pi Sigma Alpha.

In her spare time, this Erie, Pa., native enjoys reading and practicing martial arts. She currently holds a blue belt in that sport.

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