Graduate named Presidential Management Fellow

A May graduate of the law school has accepted a prestigious position with the Presidential Management Fellows Program.

Mike Clyburn

Mike Clyburn will work in the Community Planning and Development office of the region 10 Housing and Urban Development office in Seattle.

The Presidential Fellows Management Program is a two-year fellowship and training program leading to a permanent position. The purpose is to attract to the federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.

Clyburn is one of several graduates awarded post-graduate fellowships, including:

Riddhi Mukhopadhyay, who received a fellowship from the Berkeley Law Foundation for work to be done at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. She will work with detainees at the Northwest Detention Center, specifically representing detainees with psychiatric and mental disabilities and working toward policy reform at a national level on how detainees with mental illness are treated within the detention centers.

Brian Rowe, who was selected for a Google Public Policy Fellowship to work at Public Knowledge in Washington D.C. in summer 2009. The fellowship will give him first-hand experience working with legislators and activists on cutting-edge technology and access issues.

Persis Yu, who received the two-year Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellowship, awarded to a talented, committed law school graduate at the beginning of her or his career in the area of poverty law. She will pursue litigation and advocacy work to address inaccuracies, misuse and bias in the credit reporting system. She will work on consumer protection cases, develop a clinic to address fair credit reporting issues and pursue impact litigation and legislation.