Buckingham Hosts Two Interns of Law and Leadership Institute

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLC commenced its seventh year participating in the Law and Leadership Institute this July. The law firm hosted two high school interns, Juliette Streeter and John Fuller at its Akron office during this week-long program.

The Law and Leadership Institute (LLI) is a collaborative pipeline diversity program involving the Ohio State Bar Association, the Supreme Court of Ohio, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, and Ohio law schools, with support from the Ohio State Bar Foundation and the Charles F. Kettering Foundation.  The internship is designed to provide students with real experience in the world of law following their second year in the pipeline program. The internship is a prize offered to students who have put in time and effort to complete five weeks of classes the summer after eighth grade, had the discipline to spend Saturdays during the school year learning writing and grammar, and made the continued commitment to attend classes for four weeks after their ninth grade year.

Streeter and Fuller spent time talking with several Buckingham attorneys and staff to learn about the legal profession.

“I enjoyed my time at Buckingham,” said Young. “This internship helped me decide that I do want to become a lawyer, specifically, a litigator.”

“One thing that really impressed me was learning the different components of what it takes to successfully run a law firm,” said Fuller. “Everyone properly works together and continues to [be] very calm and collected.”

The program at Buckingham concluded on July 21 with a closing reception that was held at the Akron office.

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