WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine recently welcomed 16 recent graduates from area law schools as the 2017 class of Charles F.C. Ruff Fellows at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The fellows are graduates of American University’s Washington College of Law, Howard University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University Law School, the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, and the University of Virginia School Of Law.
The fellowships are jointly funded by the OAG and the schools, and fellows were chosen through a highly competitive application process. Many previous fellows have gone on to become full-time attorneys at OAG after their fellowship.
“One of the greatest strengths at the Office of the Attorney General is the talent of our employees, including our top-notch Ruff Fellows. Our goal is to provide a rewarding experience and inspire recent law graduates to pursue the important legal work of advancing the public interest,” Attorney General Racine said. “I’m especially pleased to announce that my alma mater, the University of Virginia School of Law, has joined the program this year.”
The new Ruff Fellows and their assignments to OAG divisions are:
- Pete Chattrabhuti, University of Virginia, Public Interest Division
- Ashley Cloud, Howard University, Office of Consumer Protection
- Christopher Cohen, George Washington University, Commercial Division
- Adam Daniel, George Washington University, Office of the Solicitor General
- Charles Frye, Georgetown University, Personnel, Labor and Employment Division
- Ella Gladman, George Washington University, Public Safety Division
- Darian Hands, Georgetown University, Legal Counsel Division
- Ty Micha Johnson, George Washington University, Public Interest Division
- Judson Kempson, American University, Civil Litigation Division
- Andrew Levine, University of the District of Columbia, Public Safety Division
- Jordan Liew, Georgetown University, Civil Litigation Division
- Jessica Micciolo, George Washington University, Public Interest Division
- Leonor Miranda, Georgetown University, Public Interest Division
- Nicholas Schaufelberger, Georgetown University, Public Safety Division
- Safie Da Costa Soares, Georgetown University, Civil Litigation Division
- Tracy-Ann Ulett, George Washington University, Public Safety Division
The Ruff Fellowship was established in 2012 to promote public interest legal work. The program is named in honor of Charles F.C. Ruff, who was the District of Columbia Corporation Counsel (the position now known as Attorney General) from 1995 to 1997. Ruff also served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and taught at area law schools. Ruff, who passed away in 2000, was White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton after his service as Corporation Counsel. Attorney General Racine worked under him as an Associate White House Counsel.