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Will Law Students Turn Away From Government Jobs Thanks To The Shutdown?
Posted on Thursday January 10, 2019
I think it will be a real shame if students miss out on that experience. It upsets me horribly. I think what’s going on is an exercise in irresponsibility. The government should never be shut down.
— William Yeomans, a former federal prosecutor who teaches an ethics course at Columbia Law for students before they head off to their externships in Washington, D.C., commenting on the government shutdown. Rachel Pauley, who oversees Columbia’s D.C. externship program, said, “These shutdowns not just only undermine the public confidence but I also think it derails bright young law students from entering government service.”
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