NCLA Internship Spotlight

Jake Altik

Summer Law Clerk

Law School: University of Michigan

Expected Graduation: 2021

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Campus Activities: Mock Trial, Appellate Advocacy, Federalist Society

Hobbies: Historical theater; Science fiction creative writing; Escape rooms

What were your duties as an NCLA intern?

Drafted a response to a motion to dismiss; conducted research and wrote memos for supervising attorneys; drafted a FOIA request.

What did you most enjoy about your internship?

The people we got to meet and learning the nitty-gritty of administrative law.

What interesting thing(s) did you learn about Administrative Law?

How difficult it can be to get proper judicial review.

How might you use what you’ve learned later in your professional career?

In DC, every law career touches regulatory work.

Any advice for other students who want to intern at NCLA in the future?

Read about Professor Hamburger and have some knowledge of administrative law.