Michael Vuong (He/Him/His), 2L at SMU Dedman School of Law
Michael Vuong is a 2L at Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law. In law school Michael has served as a a staff editor for the SMU International Law Review Association, a TA for Legal Writing and Research, a research assistant for two professors, a mentor for LLM students, a member of the Thomas Tang Moot Court team, and a member of the Dean Search Committee for the SMU Dedman School of Law.
As someone interested in a public interest legal career in the federal government, Michael developed public sector experience in all three branches of government: An extern for a U.S. District Court judge, an intern for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and a summer law clerk with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Michael graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from SMU and completed a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Southern California. After graduation in May 2023, Michael plans to continue to work at the intersection of law and climate change policy in a federal agency. Michael received the Bill Bridge Outstanding 1L of the Year Award from the The Barristers and the Best Case Note of the Year Award from the SMU International Law Review Association. Outside of class, Michael serves as the managing editor for the SMU International Law Review Association and the president of the SMU Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.