Law School student Jackson Alberts has died, an email to Law School students from Law School Dean Gillian Lester announced on Thursday afternoon.
Alberts, who was in his third year at Columbia, was spending his last semester in an externship at the Securities Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., through the Law School, according to the email.
He was also involved with Columbia Law's moot court program and its Journal of Transnational Law, where he served as a managing editor in the 2012-13 school year.
Beyond law, Alberts participated in community service, creating and running an SAT prep program for underprivileged high school seniors at UCLA and teaching English to Vietnamese children
Alberts grew up in California and graduated cum laude in 2010 from New York University, where he majored in history.
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