The RPTE Section Fellows program is the single best way for young Section members to expand their network of national contacts, learn about the Section’s structure and purposes, and gain access to Section leadership opportunities that are available nowhere else. As a law professor, I recognize that staying informed about trends in the legal services industry and within my substantive teaching areas is crucial if I am to adequately prepare my students to practice law. My RPTE Fellowship has already enabled me to make useful connections and gain perspectives that will enhance my teaching and academic career well into the future. In the summer of 2012, I was selected to serve as a panelist in a national ABA teleconference on current issues in land use law. Section leaders recently offered me a multi-year position as an Acquisitions Editor on the Section’s Books Committee. I have placed an article for publication in Probate & Property that will be published in November of this year. And I was even invited to present my research on wind energy law at the Section’s Fall 2012 Leadership Meeting and Spring 2013 Symposium. Without question, my experiences as a Fellow have already benefited my career, and I’m confident that the opportunities that have come to me through the Fellowship will continue to enrich my teaching and scholarship for many years to come.
Troy A. Rule