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Christopher Bergin
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Attends American University Washington College of Law
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The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of gay marriage for the first time, agreeing to rule on a California ballot measure banning the practice and a federal law defining marriage as solely an ...
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights g...
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FLASH: U.S. Supreme Court to review whether California gay marriage ban violates constitution
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Whoa!

Even if its still impractical, the future implications are definitely fodder for an argument in favor of tighter international internet regulation.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/06/im-not-afraid-of-3d-printed-guns/
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/02/human-gene-patent_n_2220737.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Freakin' awesome. Can't wait for this decision to come out. I hope, for my comment's sake, SCOTUS stays the hell away from Myriad's method claims.
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‎"Shrewing of the Tamed" at the Capital Fringe may be the last show I ever get to act in. Help me go out with a bang by voting for Shrewing of the Tamed for Best Comedy and Best Overall Show at the 2011 Capital Fringe!!! http://www.theatermania.com/content/festival_voting.cfm?festival=25
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Legal Research and Writing, Public Speaking, Acting, Improvisational Theater, Microsoft Office
Employment
  • Washington College of Law
    Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2014 - present
  • The Law Firm of Paley Rothman
    Law Clerk, 2013 - 2014
    Responsible for assisting both associates and partners by conducting legal research, writing motions, and submitting documents to both the Maryland and District of Columbia courts. Authored two best practice guides, one on best practices for incorporating criminal background checks into hiring policies and one on best practices for retaining and destroying client files at the termination of representation. Worked primarily with the litigation team in employment law, family law, trusts and estates, property, torts, and tax.
  • Montgomery County State's Attorney Office
    Legal Intern, 2013 - 2013
    Prepared and reviewed criminal case files for Montgomery County Assistant State’s Attorneys. Specific duties for each case included: interviewing victims, witnesses, and police officers; gathering and reviewing evidence; researching case law for court; and writing a memos to the Assistant State’s Attorney detailing a chronological narrative of the event and making a recommendation on how the case should progress.
  • Environmental Protectection Agency
    Legal Intern, 2012 - 2012
    Created two introductory courses explaining the provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to be used in training for EPA field inspectors. Assisted in organizing CLE courses on various topics including environmental statutes as well as E-Discovery.
  • Washington College of Law
    Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, 2012 - 2013
    Responsible for assisting the Legal Rhetoric Professors in teaching first year law students proper bluebook citation, objective writing, persuasive writing, and oral advocacy. Composed and delivered presentations explaining proper citation format and effective writing techniques. Provided students advice and guidance in writing their first year memos and briefs.
  • Exiled Productions
    Lead Actor, 2009 - 2009
    Played Roderick Usher in an original musical "The Fall of the House of Usher," in the Capital Fringe Festival, and the New York Fringe Festival. Winner: Best Original Musical in the Capital Fringe Festival 2009
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I am a Graduate Teaching Fellow for the American University Washington College of Law Legal Rhetoric Department. I graduated Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif from Washington College of Law (WCL) in May, 2014. While at WCL I served as a Note & Comment Editor for the American University Law Review (AULR), was a member of the WCL Mock Trial Honor Society, and a Legal Rhetoric Classroom Dean's Fellow. In 2013 my Comment, "Take Off Your Genes and Let the Doctor Have a Look: Why the Mayo and Myriad Decisions Have Invalidated Method Claims for Genetic Diagnostic Testing", was published in AULR Volume 63.1. I also received the 2013-2014 Civil Trial Advocacy Award for outstanding trial advocacy. I have interned at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office; the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Enforcement Training Institute; and the Law Firm of Paley Rothman. I received my undergraduate degree in biology from the College of William & Mary.
Education
  • American University Washington College of Law
    JD, 2011 - present
  • College of William and Mary
    Biology, 2007 - 2011
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