Two Northeastern Law Students Selected for Prestigious Rappaport Fellowship


04.08.22 — The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has named Ivy Miller JD/MPH ’24 and Devyn Parry ’24  among its 2022 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.

A dual JD/MPH candidate at Northeastern University School of Law and Tufts School of Medicine, Ivy Miller holds a BA in public health policy from the University of California Irvine. Prior to law school, she worked in both inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings. Her experiences showed her the barriers patients faced throughout the healthcare system and fueled her interest in public health policy and law. This summer, Miller will be working at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.

“I am so excited for the incredible opportunities that the Rappaport Fellowship offers, ” said Miller. “I’m eager to see all the different ways that policy is made at the state and local levels, and to connect with the people writing and advocating for those policies.”

Devyn Parry is a graduate of the University of San Diego, where she studied behavioral neuroscience. Prior to starting law school, Parry worked in Silicon Valley at 23andMe, where she wrote and maintained content related to the health product. Parry is excited to learn more about the legislative process and explore the relationship between technology, legislature and public policy as a legal intern in the Office of the Senate Counsel this summer.

“I’m incredibly excited and honored to have been selected as a Rappaport Fellow, ” said Parry. “I look forward to learning more about the intersection between government and policy, especially as it relates to privacy and emerging technologies.”

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.

“Once again, the incoming cohort of Rappaport Fellows has exceeded our expectations. They are a group of law students from vastly diverse backgrounds and experiences, including former and current elected public officials, farming, teaching, health care, government service, bioethics, civic education, Ukrainian democracy, reproductive rights and substance abuse disorders,” remarked Elisabeth Medvedow ’85, executive director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. “I’m excited at the prospect of bringing these great minds and hearts together this summer.”

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.

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