Hello, all! My name is Jodie Graham and I’m one of the legal interns who have recently descended upon the Public Knowledge office. I am going into my third year at the George Washington University Law School here in DC, where public interest law and intellectual property have both grabbed my attention. I used to work in music, doing everything from performance to writing to recording engineering to club concert production to musicology research, which I think is actually a pretty routine amalgam of jobs for the music business. A serendipitous undergrad copyright law class lured me away into the legal world.
I grew up north of Syracuse in New York (which is not a euphemism for Canada, as some suggest), where we like our chicken wings spicy and our snow four feet deep. Now that I’m down south, I’ve said goodbye to my trusty winter parka and hello to the tropical climate of DC. (This is as hot as it gets though, right guys? Guys?) When I’m not buried in the depths of the law library, I like to spend my time quoting Will Ferrell movies and attempting to cook the recipes that my friends post to their blogs.
I would like to thank Hope O’Keeffe and my roommate Sarah for suggesting that a Public Knowledge internship might be right up my alley, and the GW Law’s J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Public Service Fellowship Program, whose generosity is supporting my work at Public Knowledge this summer and fall. And finally, a big thank you to my new bosses and colleagues at Public Knowledge; I’m very excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to see what the rest of this year will bring.