Alumni (Fellow)

Reedy Swanson

The Schenck Fellow
Class: 2016
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
B.A., Col (2012); J.D., Law (2016)

Reedy Swanson received his Bachelor’s degree with honors from U.Va. in Government & Foreign Affairs in 2012. After spending a year as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he returned to Charlottesville to begin law school. He serves as Articles Development Editor for the Virginia Law Review and president of the Public Interest Law Association. He has also just completed his term as one of the Cowen Fellows for human rights research, which he used to study constitutional design in Myanmar (Burma). Over the last two years, he has interned with the U.S. Department of Justice Human Rights & Special Prosecution Section, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York, and the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser. After he graduates, Reedy plans to serve as a law clerk to Judge Leonie Brinkema of the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.

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