2L Awarded the Marianne T. Anderson Memorial Fellowship by the Southwest Public Policy Institute
Congratulations to Wake Gardner, a 2L at Brandeis School of Law, on being awarded the Marianne T. Anderson Memorial Fellowship by the Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI). Hailing originally from New Mexico, Gardner has just completed his first year in Brandeis.
The Fellowship gives Gardner an opportunity to undertake some significant research with the SPPI to positively impact on economic conditions in the Southwest. Gardner is delighted at the opportunity, saying that it connects with his law school curriculum: “Before law school, I was a lobbyist in New Mexico. I worked on behalf of businesses both big and small, and I hope to get to work on something that will help business thrive in my home state. You’re always a New Mexican, even if you live two time zones over.”
Gardner is looking forward to the research with the SPPI, hoping it “will help me get a different set of skills than what law school teaches you.” He has previously contributed to two SSPI reports on Emergency Loans. Gardner wants to explore the interaction between government and the private sector, looking for “a different way to view the relationship between government and businesses, and how they can work together to benefit all parties involved.”
The Southwest Public Policy Institute is a research institute built to explore and build on sound, data-driven policies regarding education, crime, and economics that will encourage positive change in the American Southwest.