Ramamurthy JD/MPP ’23 Selected for Prestigious Rappaport Fellowship

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04.15.21 — The  Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has named Ruchi Ramamurthy JD/MPP ’23 among its 2021 Fellows. Rappaport Fellows are provided the opportunity to explore and expand on their diverse interests in public policy by working with top policymakers throughout the summer. Each Fellow also receives extraordinary mentorship from Rappaport Center Advisory Board members, prior Rappaport Fellows and notable civic leaders in the public sector. Fellows further gain experiential learning by exploring the intersection of law and public policy through conversations with high level government officials, including members from the executive, judiciary and/or legislative branches. In light of COVID-19, the center will continue to work closely with its partners in state and local government to ensure the success of this summer’s Fellowship Program.

The fellowship program is a key component of The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College. The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School galvanizes the region’s policy makers and thought leaders to engage in dynamic discussions on critical public policy issues through the Rappaport Distinguished Public Policy Series. The discussions include forums, conferences and symposia to address societal issues with leaders from government, business, academia and the nonprofit world.

“The Rappaport Fellowship provides exceptional students from law schools in Massachusetts with opportunities to work in a state or local government office for 10 weeks, mentorship, and experiential learning sessions,” remarked Elisabeth Medvedow ’85, Executive Director, Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. “The 2021 cohort of Fellows continues the legacy of the Rappaport Fellowship with a strong and passionate group of lawyers-to-be who will make their law schools and the Rappaport Center proud.”

Ruchi Ramamurthy is a dual JD/MPP candidate at Northeastern University School of Law and Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Science. Prior to attending law school, she worked as the Alachua County regional organizer for Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida, where she led electoral work, grassroots organization and advocacy, and reproductive health education. Ramamurthy hopes to continue this work by focusing on the intersection between racial and reproductive justice and drafting effective policies to combat the disparities that result from discrimination in health care. Currently, she pursues these values through involvement at Northeastern University School of Law’s chapters of the National Lawyers Guild, Women’s Law Caucus, and If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. This summer, Ramamurthy will be interning in the office of State Representative Liz Miranda.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.