darius liely-Adejo awarded $1000 ala diversity scholarship
For the seventh year in a row, the MD Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators has provided a college scholarship opportunity to all Maryland students, entitled “What Diversity Means to Me.” Incepted in 2008 as part of the Maryland ALA’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grades could apply with the submission of a transcript, recommendation letter, and 500-maximum-word essay focusing on diversity.
Once offered as a $500 scholarship, the award has increased to $1,000 and is given to two deserving students.
This year, we are delighted to announce that one of our own – Darius Liely-Adejo – an entering senior with KASA College Preparatory School, has been awarded one of the scholarships for his entry entitled, "The Most Important Factor." Darius participated in the 2014 Law Links Internship, where he interned with Duane Morris, LLP. Our hats off to Darius as he begins his senior year!
The law links internship at a glance
The 2014 Law Links Yearbook
Law Links is a paid, full-time, summer internship offered to Baltimore City high school students. The mission of Law Links is to create summer employment for high school students in law firms and law-related agencies; provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the professional world, the legal system, and law-related careers; and to provide meaningful work experience that teaches the soft skills necessary to success in college and career.
Beginning in June and ending in August, interns work full-time for 7 weeks in private law firms, non-profit law departments, and law agencies throughout the city. As part of the internship, students also participate in the Law & Leadership Institute - a 50-hour educational seminar that begins with a 2 1/2 day orientation and resumes each Wednesday morning. The Institute is held at the University of Maryland School of Law.
The internship is much more than a summer-jobs program: it is designed to effectively prepare young people to work in a professional setting. As part of their participation in Law Links, youth are outfitted with professional attire from either Ann Taylor or Joseph A. Banks. This removes the question of "appropriate" professional dress, and also ensures no student is at a financial disadvantage in purchasing business attire when beginning the internship.
The Law Links Internship was initiated in Baltimore City in 1994; over the years, and dependent on funding, Law Links expanded to include other counties. It currently runs in Baltimore City, and is available to rising juniors and seniors who attend city public high schools. Including this year's class, seven hundred and forty eight students have been offered internships, and more than 98% of the youth have successfully completed the program.
THANK YOU 2015 SUPPORTERS