Sunday, June 29, 2008


I suppose I should try to post more than once a month here.

For those of you that know, I am finally working this summer. I have an internship with the Alliance Defense Fund. As a 'Blackstone' Intern, I got to go to Phoenix for 2 weeks and stay at the Ritz-Carlton as the ADF taught us more useful ideas in two weeks than law school taught me in a year. I should clarify this - I did learn much in law school this year, but most of it from a liberal slant, surrounded by mostly liberal students. At Phase I of the internship I got the conservative slant. We had many of the best conservative professors and minds of today, as well as some leading researchers on the constitution (yes, it actually means something :), and not whatever the current Supreme Court justices are in the mood to make it mean). We even had Father Pavone, one the most outspoken pro-lifer out there, come and speak to us and give us great encouragement, as well as great insight. We also had Hugh Hewitt come and talk to us as well as the top attorneys from ADF that are trying many of the important cases on religious freedom these days.

Now in Phase II, I have been placed with Pennsylvania Family Institute and the Independence Law Center as an Intern. So far, after one week, I have helped out at a fund-raiser for a current lawsuit and have done much research on religious freedom cases.

Overall, I am blessed. Blessed to have been chosen by ADF to participate in the Blackstone program. Blessed to share this experience with 107 other like-minded individuals that are a joy to be around. Blessed to have such a great mentor to work with in Phase II. Blessed. (I could go on, but I think you probably get the picture.)

Soli Deo Gloria.