Beginning in December, Michael Harpen, 3L, will spend six months in Vienna, Austria as part of an internship with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Harpen will work with the IAEA Office of Management and Legal Affairs Department.
Prior to law school, Harpen worked in the engineering field, taught English in Tokyo, and traveled throughout Asia.
“Working with the IAEA is a great fit for me in terms of my engineering background, my international roots and the international law classes I’ve taken at the law center,” Harpen said. “One of the reasons I chose LSU Law Center is because we stand out compared to other institutions due to our assortment of comparative law and international law. The Law Center offers a unique angle compared to the other 49 states.”
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Harpen is a 2005 graduate of the University of South Alabama with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He will receive his J.D/C.L. from the LSU Law Center in December 2012.