Students and Alumni Named Prestigious Presidential Management Fellows Finalists

With 14 finalists, AUWCL is the law school with the highest number of 2014 finalists

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) congratulates our 14 students and recent graduates who have been named 2014 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) finalists, making AUWCL the law school with the highest number of 2014 finalists. The PMF Program, sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, is a prestigious, paid government fellowship for recent graduate students who are interested in government service. It is the federal government’s premier leadership training fellowship.

“This impressive achievement highlights AUWCL’s superb students and graduates and the excellent quality of their legal education,” said Dean Claudio Grossman. “The caliber of these finalists bodes well for the future of the legal profession.”

The annual nationwide competition for the Presidential Management Fellows Program draws thousands of candidates (7,000 for the 2014 cycle), of whom 600 become finalists, with 300-400 hired as Fellows. Historically, more than 90% of American University's finalists become Fellows. PMFs serve two-year terms, after which many of them transition to permanent positions in federal civil service.

Laura Scott, assistant director for public service careers in AUWCL’s Office of Career and Professional Development provided individual coaching and worked closely with the law school’s students and alumni to ensure their success throughout the application process.

AUWCL’s 2014 Presidential Management Fellows Finalists:

Leslie Barnes '13
Laticia Bobongi Sanchez '12
Liliana Burnett '14
Tamara Di Paolo '14
Laura Drummond JD '11, MA-SIS '11
Sara Falk '14
Paul Jurado JD '14, MA-SIS '14
Elana Katz-Mink '14
Rebecca Sanfield Schatz '12
Bryan Thurmond '13
Shayn Tierney '14
Rana Wahdan '14
Sarah Waldron '12
Alex Zerden '14