Levin Center Interns Assist Senate Investigation into Organ Transplant Problems

Wayne Law Students Gain Capitol Hill Oversight Experience

An investigation by the Senate Committee on Finance into problems with the U.S. organ transplant network held a hearing yesterday after benefiting from the work of two Wayne Law School students, Yesenia Jimenez and Thea Barrak, who interned with the committee under a summer program administered by the Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy at Wayne State University Law School.

“The Levin Center has been sending summer law interns to Capitol Hill for seven years now to work for committees conducting bipartisan investigations,” said Jim Townsend, director of the Levin Center. “It’s been a delight to see Wayne law students not only gain investigative legal experience, but also earn praise from committee staff for their high-quality work. Yesenia and Thea have made Wayne Law proud while raising the law school’s visibility in Washington.”

Yesenia Jimenez
Thea Barrak