Environmental Law Program

Summer 2013 Jarman Fellow Joanna Zeigler

joannaAs a Jarman Fellow, I worked with the attorneys at National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) Office of General Counsel. Throughout the summer, I was exposed to a variety of work that takes place in the office, such as sitting in on phone conferences and client meetings, drafting sections of motions, researching particular elements of the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act, and reviewing documents for legal sufficiency.

I also became more familiar with the federal statutes that NOAA regularly adheres to. In addition, I gained a better understanding of the role an attorney plays within a government agency and how he or she assists clients to comply with the law.

This summer was an incredible learning experience for me. I found myself looking forward to going into the office each day. Having the opportunity to work for NOAA Office of General Counsel re-affirmed my decision to go to law school and I am extremely grateful for the Jarman Fellowship award, which greatly assisted me through this journey of discovery.