Professor Eric C. Hallstrom teaches WCL's externship seminar "Reflecting on Legal Practice." He currently serves as Counsel to Commissioner Cynthia L. Bauerly at the Federal Election Commission, where he is primarily responsible for regulatory and policy matters. After graduating from law school, Professor Hallstrom served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Donald P. Lay, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in St. Paul Minnesota. He came to Washington, DC as a Teaching Fellow in the Georgetown University Law Center's Federal Legislation Clinic, a full-blown legislative and regulatory advocacy shop, supervising students representing Catholic Charities USA on a variety of legislative and administrative matters. Professor Hallstrom then served as Legislative Counsel to Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in the United States House of Representatives, where he was her principal advisor on health care, labor, financial services, judiciary, and tax issues. Professor Hallstrom has also previously worked in the Policy Division of the FEC's Office of General Counsel and as an associate attorney representing public sector employees and low income workers in a small, union side labor and employment law firm. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Government and Communications from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. He received his J.D. with high honors from the University of Iowa College of Law.
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