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Jessica Gray, '10 - DC OAG Ruff Fellow

Friday, June 21, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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The following, from the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Newsletter, is followed by an excerpt by Jessica Gray, '10:  

Two Classes of Ruff Fellows


OAG welcomed its second class of Ruff Fellows in January and February. These recent graduates of Georgetown and George Washington University law schools are working in nine OAG divisions or offices. This summer, they will be joined by two graduates of the University of the District of Columbia law school.

The first class of Ruff fellows included 11 recent graduates of the three schools. Remarkably, 10 of them are now working in permanent OAG positions, and one will clerk for a D.C. Superior Court judge. Assistant Deputy Attorney General Sally Gere, who supervises the program,said, "OAG could not have been more pleased with our first class of Ruff Fellows. They contributed significantly to the successes of the Office and demonstrated a deep commitment to public service. OAG’s confidence in the Fellows is underscored by the significant number that were given offers of permanent employment. We thank our law school partners in the Ruff Fellows program, George Washington, Georgetown and UDC."

We asked last year's class to give us an update on what they are doing now and one or two highlights of their fellowship year.


Jessica Gray (UDC David A. Clarke School of Law): I worked in the Mental Health section of OAG during my fellowship. As a fellow, I litigated more than 20 hearings before the Commission on Mental Health, approximately 7 probable cause hearings at Superior Court, and 2 bench trials. I am extremely grateful for the experience because I gained a great deal of knowledge in a short period of time and it made for a seamless.transition into my current position in the General Counsel's Office at the Department on Disability Services.

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