Burr & Forman Partners with Discover Financial Teaching Teens in Chicago About Careers in the Legal Field
For the third consecutive year, the law teams from Discover Financial and Burr Forman visited the Midtown Law Apprenticeship for a full day of career and educational advice, an overview of the American justice process and a mock oral argument of an actual United States Supreme Court case. The Discover Team have become familiar faces at Midtown and Metro, also presenting at Metro's annual Parent Conference. Discover's Michael Gray, a tremendous ambassador for MEF programs, also recently spoke to the Metro Summer Staff on the topic of Virtuous Leadership.
The day began with introductions, where students talked about their educational background and what drew them to the Law apprenticeship. The lawyers from Discover and Burr Forman then introduced themselves breaking down their individual educational and career paths, telling tales that touched upon many types of law practice, and speaking of the traits that make a great lawyer including: Passion, Hard Work, and the Tenacity to Get the Job Done.
For the first time, Discover also brought a group of their law interns, which included undergrad and law students who provided valuable insights from their college experience and internship with Discover. Clifton Martin, who attends USC and also works in their admissions office, broke down the different components that admissions offices analyze in accepting students, encouraging students to foster relationships with teachers and taking advantage of opportunities such as Midtown.
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