During her internship with the Connecticut Attorney General's office, Ellen Feeney '15 worked on a report that looked at how donations made after the shootings in Newtown were used. Feeney was part of a team auditing the more than $11 million in donations taken in by The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation. Connecticut's governor and two U.S. Senators, including Christopher Murphy '02, called for independent oversight of the donations after the foundation announced it would give out $7.7 to victims and the families of victims of the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Attorney General's office announced in August that the foundation's plan did not violate donor intent.
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FACT: In addition to individual internships, students also can chose to participate in the Law School's Individual Externship Program, which offers students who have completed their first-year program of study an opportunity for experiential learning that is tailored to the students’ own interests and their educational and career goals. In an externship, a student performs volunteer legal work at a legal organization or practice under the supervision of an experienced attorney who provides work projects and observational opportunities designed to develop the student’s lawyering skills and to enhance the student’s understanding of the legal profession.