Lisa Hart

After my 1L year, I did a summer internship with Judge John Leventhal, a state appellate court judge in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Judge Leventhal had previously been a teacher, so he was great about giving feedback and making sure his interns were learning every day.  I found the experience interesting because after a year of reading cases, I was finally able to see the law applied in briefs and oral arguments, and was able to watch first-hand how judges come to their decisions.  During my internship, I worked on drafting an opinion for the judge.  This project was rewarding because it allowed me to track my progress through the summer – I started with a subject area that I knew very little about, and after some research, reading, feedback, and help from the judge, I had produced a publishable judicial opinion.

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