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Michael Anderson


Michael Anderson


Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School


Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow



The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellows Program affords 12 law students from eight Massachusetts law schools the opportunity to work in a state or local government agency during the summer.

Law School
Suffolk University Law School

Office of State Senator Patricia Jehlen

Project Description
Michael worked in Senator Patricia Jehlen’s office drafting legislation to further invasive species management and coordination across the Commonwealth; notably, the legislation would create a comprehensive, centralized means for inter-agency response and improve regional support for efforts addressing invasive species. Michael met with various stakeholders to build support for the legislation and has worked with the State’s invasive plant advisory group.

Michael graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2016 with a BA in English and a concentration in environmental studies. Prior to law school, he worked at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on recovery efforts for threatened and endangered butterfly species, among other environmental initiatives and projects. He helped to establish a Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, coordinated citizen science projects, organized local grassroots efforts surrounding social justice issues, and is a lifelong advocate for the environment. He is interested in the intersection of environmental law and public policy.

“I am deeply grateful for this opportunity and honored to be joining the Rappaport community. I look forward to exploring public policy and community advocacy within Massachusetts with such an outstanding group of individuals.” – Michael Anderson