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June 17, 2008

Birmingham-Southern student accepted to summer institute in public policy skills

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College senior Carson Land, an English major from Decatur, has been accepted to the University of California Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Institute and will study policy skills at the Goldman School of Public Policy on the Berkeley campus this summer. She is one of approximately 30 undergraduates admitted to the program from across the nation.

Land was specifically selected to the program as a Law Fellow for one of only 10 slots allotted to students interested in pursuing joint degrees in law and public policy. She will participate in the seven-week program through August 2.

The summer institute offers student participants a rigorous program of coursework designed to improve analytical and quantitative skills vital to success at top-level graduate programs in public policy and international affairs. Law Fellows will be exposed to the topics and skills necessary to gain entry to and succeed at top law schools. The fellowship is designed to shape future leaders committed to representing underserved communities in the areas of law and public policy.

Land is the daughter of Edward and Allyson Land. She is a graduate of Hartselle High School.

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