Lauren Reynolds, a third-year law school student at Florida State University in Tallahassee, has been selected to receive the 2013 Gunster Environmental Law Scholarship and Clerkship. The dean’s office and environmental law faculty at FSU College of Law chose Reynolds out of all applicants seeking to pursue a career in environmental law.
In addition to a $5,000 scholarship from the firm, Reynolds began her paid 10-week clerkship at Gunster’s Tallahassee office on Thursday, September 5.
“We feel strongly that it’s our responsibility to help tomorrow’s lawyers,” said Terry Cole, a shareholder and environmental law attorney in Gunster’s Tallahassee office. The firm, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, announced that it had partnered with FSU to offer the combination scholarship/clerkship earlier this year.
While Reynolds is at Gunster, she will gain valuable work experience and exposure to the various regulation groups in Florida, including the Public Service Commission, as well as monitor environmental and land use issues for the firm and its clients.
Reynolds told the FSU scholarship committee that she hopes to develop her interests in the field through the opportunity.
In addition to her outstanding academic record, Reynolds’ previous work experience includes an internship for Justice R. Fred Lewis of the Florida Supreme Court last summer, and an internship for the Urban Land Institute in central Florida in the summer of 2009. She received her B.A. from Barnard College in New York.