The Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section sponsors a fellowship to enable two District of Columbia law students to work as a law fellows at the District of Columbia Office of Administrative and Hearings (OAH).
OAH is an independently operated administrative court that hears cases involving a wide range of issues of District of Columbia law arising before D.C. government agencies. Typical cases include environmental cases, cases involving the regulation of health care facilities or health professionals, mental health law, consumer issues, family law, planning and historic preservation, housing, taxation, and unemployment insurance. See OAH Web site for more information.
The law fellows' duties will include drafting orders and opinions, researching legal issues, reviewing and analyzing cases in preparation for trial, and assisting administrative judges when presiding at trials. The law fellow will also assist attorneys, docket clerks and other staff in projects relating to administrative adjudication reform. A commitment of 10 hours per week during the semester (approximately 10 weeks) is required.