Law 101: Summer Jobs Students Get Crash Course in the Legal Field

Erika Reis (City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel) presented the new Law 101 enrichment seminar to the BBA Summer Jobs students yesterday.

Erika Reis (City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel) presented the new Law 101 enrichment seminar to the BBA Summer Jobs students yesterday.

Yesterday, the BBA Summer Jobs students gathered for their first Wednesday morning enrichment seminar on a brand new topic called Law 101. With the help of Erika Reis (City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel), the students learned the ins and outs of how to become an attorney, the structure of the Massachusetts court system, basic legal jargon, and the key players in the courtroom. The students then put their new knowledge to the test in a competitive game of Jeopardy.

Here’s what the students had to say about the enrichment seminar:

“Today’s enrichment seminar provided me with knowledge on what goes on in the “law world.” Moreover, I enjoyed the jeopardy game at the conclusion of the seminar. This enrichment seminar prepared me to understand what sorts of cases are dealt with in my internship at the Attorney General’s Office.” Zaek Rodriguez Kelly, an intern at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and a recent graduate of Excel High School in South Boston.

“Today’s seminar provided insight about what a first year law student would learn, and I was able to ask questions and get answers from a lawyer outside the mists of office life — I liked that. The way it prepared me for my internship is that it gave me basic knowledge about law that I could take back with me and help me to continue to have conversations about the law with those who work in my office. For me, my internship is about learning as much as I can about the law this summer and what it means to be a lawyer. This seminar started for me a long journey of learning that I will use to enrich myself this summer, and I will continue my eagerness to always be asking questions.” Fatuma Mohamed, an intern at Anderson & Kreiger and a recent graduate of Excel High School in South Boston.

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