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NAAG Hosts Summer Interns

Every year, NAAG hosts interns from across the country to provide meaningful opportunities for law students to gain valuable work experience, refine their skills and learn about the work of Attorneys General in various legal and policy areas. Interns work alongside NAAG counsel and participate in a number of activities to supplement their learning experience such as attending Capitol Hill hearings and visiting the U.S. Supreme Court. The following interns are working with NAAG this summer:

Tim Kopcial is working with the NAAG Tobacco Project on a variety of research and writing projects. He just finished his second year at Duke University School of Law. In addition to his classes, he is an articles editor on the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law and is a member of Duke’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Tim previously worked at the UN High Commission for Refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he helped to register individuals seeking refugee status. After law school, he hopes to clerk for a federal district judge and would ultimately like to focus on financial regulation. He received his B.A. in political science from Emory University.

Stephen Nevius is as a rising second year law student and the 2012 Bill Brown Scholarship recipient from Ohio Northern Petit College of Law. Bill Brown served as Ohio Attorney General from 1971-1983 after receiving his law degree from Ohio Northern University. The school later established a scholarship in his honor. Stephen worked in June as a law clerk assisting NAAG Energy & Environment Counsel Paula Cotter. He received his B.A. in political science from Wittenberg University and is an avid golfer in his spare time.

Luke Sheldon completed his second year at Catholic University Columbus School of Law. At NAAG, he has assisted the NAAG staff of the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) on human rights and prescription drug diversion. Besides law school, he is in the early stages of developing a website that focuses on advertising and marketing. Luke previously worked as a paralegal in a law firm on intellectual property issues and hopes to further explore this area of law in the future. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in politics from New York University.

Patrick Scotti is also working with NAGTRI, specifically its partnership with the National White Collar Crime Center. In the fall, he will be returning to The George Washington Law School. In addition to his classes, he serves as the vice president of the National Security Law Association and career development office liaison of the Military Law Society. Prior to law school, Patrick worked in marketing and taught SAT classes. After graduating law school, he hopes to focus on national security law. Patrick graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with an emphasis on military history.

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L to R: Patrick Scotti, Tim Kopcial, Stephen Nevius and Luke Sheldon standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.