Rising 2L Kent Trespalacios has been named one of Catholic Law's 2022 recipients of the Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship. Each year, the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation awards several Public Policy Fellowships to exceptional law students who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy. These law students commit their summers to advancing public policy issues through non-profit institutions, government agencies, and domestic or international organizations.
Over the summer, Trespalacios will be interning as a law clerk for the Office of Congressional Ethics. The office is an independent, non-partisan organization within the House of Representatives. It’s tasked with investigating allegations of misconduct against members of Congress and their staff. It then refers those cases that warrant further investigation to the House Committee on Ethics. Trespalacios will be assisting the office's investigative counsel in examining allegations and conducting legal research.
About the opportunity, Trespalacios shared, “I have always wanted to become an attorney and serve the public. I hope to use my selection as a Public Policy Fellow with the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation for 2022 as an opportunity to connect with other law students and legal practitioners who work with public policy issues. I'm particularly looking forward to sharing my interest in criminal law, learning from other Fellows, and hearing about their interests.”