DC Fellows

dEach summer, approximately 20 students from Moritz College of Law have the opportunity to take part in the Washington, D.C. Summer Program. Students work in substantive externships in D.C., accompanied by a high-quality academic program and a summer in the nation’s capital. The center has partnered with the D.C. Summer Program to award four Moritz law students interested in the area of drug policy and enforcement a fellowship that partially supports their participation in the summer program. The fellows are placed in externships that will enhance their real-world understanding of drug enforcement and policy issues.  DC Fellows help advance the center’s mission during their summer in DC and are also expected to contribute to the center’s work during the following academic year.

2018 DC Fellows
Anna Crisp

Anna is a 2L pursing a career in health law and policy. While studying public health as an undergraduate, the impact that drug laws, policies, and enforcement had in Ohio and the U.S. became crucial to her education. As a student trustee on The University of Toledo’s Board of Trustees, Anna participated in a decision to implement a special wing of the University of Toledo Medical Center to serve as an inpatient detox unit. Now, as a law student, she hopes to facilitate similar collaborative approaches between the fields of health and law to address issues such as the heroin epidemic and opioid crisis.

Anna will be spending the summer of 2018 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the International Affairs, Food Assistance, and Farm and Rural Programs Division of the Office of the General Counsel. She is the secretary for Ohio State’s Inter-Professional Council and the president of the Health Law Society. Anna also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem for Franklin County.

Matt Krsacok

krsacok imageMatt is a 2L and summer legal intern at the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Office of Policy and Legislation (OPL). At OPL, Matt will assist attorneys and policy analysts in the analysis and development of national crime, sentencing, and corrections policy and legislation. His duties include supporting OPL’s efforts to represent the department before the United States Sentencing Commission and Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committees on Rules and Evidence. Prior to law school, Matt interned for the Office of Ohio Senator Bob Hackett and at civil law firms in Cincinnati and Columbus. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from The Ohio State University.

Clairanne Porter

Clairanne is a 2L and a summer legal intern at the Drug Enforcement Administration with the Training and Administrative Law sections. Clairanne graduated summa cum laude from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and in Psychology in 2017. Her honor's thesis was "Serial Killers; Profiles and Consideration of Treatment."

Micaela Taylor

taylorMicaela is a 2L. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and Micaela completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Business. She first became interested in drug policy through her undergraduate work with Ohio Rights Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for medical access to marijuana.

During summer 2018, she will be interning with the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Specifically, she is working with the Office of Enforcement Operations, which has its primary focus in federal surveillance. In addition, she is an executive board member for Ohio State’s American Constitution Society chapter, a truancy mediator, an admissions ambassador, and is looking forward to competing through Moritz’s Moot Court Program in the spring.