Rising 3L Awarded Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

Rising 3L Awarded Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

Rising 3L Bailey Beauchamp
By Miami Law Staff Report

Rising 3L Bailey Beauchamp

Rising 3L Awarded Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

By Miami Law Staff Report
The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation has selected rising 3L Bailey Beauchamp for its Summer 2022 Public Policy Fellowship.

Each year, the SPBF Public Policy Fellowship Program awards fellowships to exceptional first- and second-year law students who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy.

“I am both honored and excited to have been selected as a Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Public Policy Fellow,” Beauchamp said. “This summer I am working at the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women as a policy intern, where I am addressing issues such as the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.”

Beauchamp graduated from Florida State University in 2020 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. At Miami Law, she has served as co-chair of the Public Interest Leadership Board’s Public Interest Network, president of the Charles C. Papy Moot Court Board, and vice president of Miami Law Women. She was a clinical intern with the Children & Youth Law Clinic and has served as a pro bono volunteer with organizations including Southern Legal Counsel and the Disability Independence Group.

“Being a part of the Miami Law community has been the greatest experience of my life,” Beauchamp said. “I am surrounded by supportive, passionate, and driven individuals who encourage me and inspire me to pursue my dreams.”

The law students commit their summers to advance public policy issues through non-profit institutions, government agencies, and domestic or international organizations.

“We are so appreciative of the ongoing support and leadership of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Fellowship Programs,” said Marni Lennon, assistant dean for public interest and pro bono and director of the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center.

”Miami Law students continue to benefit from exceptional mentoring and experiences through these impactful placements nationwide.”

While serving as a SPBF Public Policy Fellow at the DOJ, Beauchamp is working under the supervision of Miami Law Professor Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, who is currently serving as a DOJ Senior Advisor on Gender and Equality. They are joined by Miami Public Interest Scholar and rising 3L, David Scollan, who received a HOPE Summer Fellowship for this work. The team will be focusing on creating and executing a National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence.

“Working on public policy that addresses violence against women and the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women was a career goal of mine that ultimately inspired me to attend law school. Now, the opportunity to work towards one of my major career goals before even graduating from law school is very exciting - and wouldn't be possible without the help and support of the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, my professors, and my peers,” Beauchamp said.