Georgetown Law Graduates Selected as Ruff Fellows

March 1, 2013 —

Several members of the Georgetown Law class of 2012 have been selected to spend the next year working on District of Columbia legal issues as 2013-2014 Charles (Chuck) F.C. Ruff Fellows.

The nine fellows from Georgetown Law and their assignments:

 - Charles Coughlin, Civil Litigation Division
 - Gregory Cumming, Office of Solicitor General
 - Karen Hu, Personnel, Labor, and Employment Division
 - Joshua Karpoff, Public Safety Division
 - Jacob Narva, Attorney General’s immediate office
 - Robert Rich, Public Interest Division
 - Portia Roundtree, Civil Litigation Division
 - Daniel Snow, Public Safety Division
 - Argatonia Weatherington, Public Safety Division

The Ruff Fellowship program was created in 2011 “to provide the District with legal help and to promote public interest legal work.” The inaugural class of Ruff Fellows selected in 2012-2013 included five Georgetown Law graduates.

Ruff, a former Georgetown Law faculty member, was the last special prosecutor in the Watergate investigation and served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He was D.C. Corporation Counsel (the position now known as Attorney General) from 1995 to 1997 before serving as White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton. Ruff died in 2000. 

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