In other news, I'm enjoying my life as a "legal extern" (this is a fancy title that differentiates me from the undergrads and helps reassure myself that even though I don't get paid, I get school credit). What the job lacks in pay, it makes up with events that satisfy my legal nerdiness. The next two weeks are especially busy, here are some things on the docket:
- Today: Got to sit in on a conference call with big firms, nonprofits, and our organization strategizing on what to include in briefts to the Supreme Court regarding the El-Masri extrodinary rendition case.
- Wednesday: Intern lunch with a speaker from the Justice Project, an organization that works on death penalty and wrongful conviction issues.
- Thursday: CATO institute debate on healthcare and sneak peak at parts of Michael Moore's new "documentary."
- Friday: Get to sit in on a meeting with my boss and Congressional staffers on Presidential signing statements.
- Next Tuesday: Congressional hearing on Federal Death Penalty. Then Congressional hearing on restoration on Habeas Corpus.
- Next Wednesday: Intern lunch with the first man to be exonnerated by DNA evidence (I'm sure I'll be writing about this more later).
- Next Thursday: American Constitution Society review on all the Supreme Court cases that came out this term, Thurgood Marshall Journalism award, and UN Award Reception for Alfred Mora- a former Navy lawyer who has spoken out against Guantanamo.