Boston – March 13, 2019 – New England Law | Boston today announced that 2L student Dylan Lang is one of twelve Massachusetts law students to receive The Rappaport Fellowship, awarded to students interested in working in public policy by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School. Lang was selected following a rigorous application and interview process.
As a 2019 fellow, Lang will continue his work at the office of Senator Joan Lovely where he has served as a legal intern since January. As the only legal intern in the office, Lang works closely with the Senator’s Chief of Staff and Legislative Director researching bills, analyzing state laws, and meeting with local constituents to identify areas of concern. He will also receive mentorship from Rappaport Center Advisory Board Members, prior Rappaport Fellows, and notable civic leaders in the public service sector.
This is the second fellowship awarded to Lang since he joined the New England Law community as a student in 2017. In June 2018, he was selected as a Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow, a prestigious designation awarded each summer to exceptional law students through the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. Building off of the skills he gained during the Bergstrom training program, Lang worked as a Summer Fellow at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office in the Child Protection Unit.
Though Lang is also interested in family law and the public service sector, his recent experiences have led him to consider a career in public policy—or even a potential political run. Lang credits the New England Law community for inspiring him to stretch his academic and professional boundaries.
“My faculty advisors always encourage me to seek out opportunities that will enhance my education and build my professional network,” said Lang. “I’m honored to have been selected as a Rappaport Fellow and look forward to the valuable mentorship opportunities that will be afforded to me this summer.”
In addition to New England Law, the 2019 Rappaport Fellows come from Harvard Law School, Boston University School of Law, Boston College Law School, and other local institutions. In 2018, fellow New England Law student Anna Madrishin ’20 was selected to be a part of the program as well.