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Glunt Scholar Timothy Mueller Interns as NAHB Law Clerk



Timothy Mueller

Timothy Mueller, a 2003 J. Roger Glunt/National Housing Endowment Undergraduate Scholarship winner and former NAHB Student Chapter president at Penn State, is currently interning with the NAHB Legal Affairs Department as a law clerk.

Mueller, who studied architecture and engineering as an undergraduate at Penn State and earned a graduate degree in architectural engineering, became a summer intern at NAHB after completing his first year of law school at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Mueller, who is from a family of builders, said he wants to enrich his legal education with a more in-depth understanding of construction law during his internship.

“While in school, I knew that NAHB was a large organization that you could belong to, but I didn’t fully understand how it related to individual builders. It isn’t like a company that a builder would work for,” Muller said, adding that the internship is giving him deeper insight of NAHB’s role in the industry.

“I now understand all the different ways that NAHB helps its members that I never even thought about before ― like advocacy, membership services and all the work that goes into the International Builders’ Show,” Mueller said.

The Glunt scholarship, named for the 1993 NAHB president who is also a trustee and former chairman of the endowment, provides financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering at Penn State who have a special interest in housing.

Mueller said he hopes to use his law degree to become an advocate for builders and to work in preventative contracting. He wants to create sound contracts that will protect builders and contractors alike from costly legal fees as a result of vague agreements.

He also said he is interested in the legal aspects of land development and legislative support and looks forward to helping the industry achieve success in furthering its goals of producing quality, efficient and affordable housing.

“Tim Mueller was a wonderful student in the Penn State College of Engineering. He was also a fine and very effective president of the NAHB Student Chapter at Penn State,” said Glunt.

“The Glunt fellowship that Tim earned was a great investment in a fine young man from our hometown of Pittsburgh and an investment by the housing industry in our future,” Glunt added. “I am very pleased that he is now in law school and excited to know that he is a summer intern at NAHB. He will make a difference in our industry.”

About Endowment Scholarship Programs

The endowment administers 12 scholarship programs and awards more than $350,000 each year to students pursuing careers in residential construction and related fields.

For more information, visit the endowment Web site at www.nationalhousingendowment.org.

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