Meet The Interns 17-18

ASHLEY AUDISHO

  • Semester: Spring 2018
  • University: Albion College, Go Brits!
  • Major: Political Science
  • Why LSIC? I chose LSIC for 2 reasons. The first being that I am interested in attending law school, and I was hoping to gain hands-on experience in the legal field and gain more insight on law school and the legal profession. The second being that I am also interested in non-profit work, and I believe the values of LSIC are values that I strongly identify with--specifically, genuine motivation and desire to help those in need.
  • On her spring to-do list: 1. Get acclimated with D.C., LSIC, and The Washington Center. 2. Master my position as an expungement intern. 3. Actively learn, grow, and better myself every day. 4. Attend the Cherry Blossom festival.
  • Fun fact: “I am a huge Rihanna fan, and I have seen her in concert 4x since age 8.”

SAINT CLAIR SHORES, MI

NAIR BANKS

  • Semester: Fall 2017
  • University: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Major: Political Science with a double minor in French and Gender Women's Study
  • Why LSIC? As reflected in my areas of study, I am fiercely passionate about American politics and minority rights. I'm excited to intern with LSIC and learn more about the legal system.

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS

EBENEZER BULCHA

  • Semester: Spring 2018
  • University: Dartmouth College
  • Major: Triple-Major in Economics, Sociology, and Public Policy
  • Why LSIC? DC Law Students In Court provides a unique internship experience in regards to learning operations within law as interns are able to both learn on the job under staff attorneys as well as inquire of various practices and concepts from essentially anyone in the program-- staff attorneys, law students, etc. Moreover, not only does this program provide essential insight into the law-field for prospective students, DCLSIC truly serves the people, providing high-quality legal representation for low-income residents, protecting the disenfranchised within the nation's capital.
  • On his spring to-do list: Win the Dartmouth Student Assembly presidential election.
  • Fun fact: “I launched my first venture as a 16 year-old.”

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

AYANNA COARD

  • Semester: Spring 2018
  • University: Howard University
  • Major: Public Relations with a minor in Theater Arts

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

OPALA DHINGRA

  • Semester: Spring 2018
  • University: Yale University
  • Major: Economics
  • Why LSIC? I’m interested in law and thought that LSIC was a great place to learn more about the profession as well as meet some great people, and also really enjoy the opportunity to contribute to their mission!
  • On her spring to-do list: Be able to navigate the metro and DC as well as a native.
  • Fun fact: “I’ve recently learned how to make sushi.”

DARNESTOWN, MARYLAND

REBECCA GREENLEE

  • Semester: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
  • University: UDC David A. Clark School of Law
  • Major: Juris Doctor
  • Why LSIC? Because I intend to devote my life to representing disadvantaged populations as a public defender. LSIS offers a nice area of experience to help me prepare to be an excellent advocate.
  • On her spring to-do list: Make it to the Supreme Court for a hearing.
  • Fun fact: “I am a classically trained soprano.”

DAVEBPORT, IOWA

MICHAELE HINCKLEY-GORDON

  • Semester: Fall 2017
  • University: University of New Hampshire
  • Major: Double Major in Political Science and Justice Studies
  • Why LSIC? Interning at LSIC was an ideal opportunity to gain hands on experience for a nonprofit law firm.
  • On her fall to-do list: Visit the Newseum!
  • Fun fact: “I have travelled to 15 countries.”

BENTON, MAINE

NOOR LAITH

  • Semester: Fall 2017
  • University: Catholic University
  • Major: Politics with a double minor in Philosophy and Theology
  • Why LSIC? When I first learned about LSIC, I thought, and still think, that it was one of the most amazing things ever. I loved that their mission is to provide a fair trial for low-income residents of D.C.
  • On her spring to-do list: Attend the White House Garden Tour, visit the National Arlington Cemetery, and attend the law school fair at the George Washington University.
  • Fun fact: “I survived the Saddam Hussein regime.”

BAGHDAD, IRAQ

SHUYING LI

  • Semester: Spring 2018
  • University: University of California Los Angeles
  • Major: Politics Science
  • Why LSIC? Because I am interested in Criminal and Public Interest Law.
  • On her spring to-do list: Go back to school and finish my last quarter there.
  • Fun fact: “I recently found out that I am allergic to cats (sad fact instead of fun fact).”

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

 

TIFFANY PROCTOR

  • Semester: Fall 2017
  • University: Howard University
  • Major: Legal Communications with a minor in Psychology
  • Why LSIC? I want to better understand the legal system and work with an organization that is actively helping people in need.
  • Fun fact: “Recipient of the United Negro College Fund's Red, Hot & Snazzy Scholarship

DALLAS, TX

KIRA PYNE

  • Semester: Spring 2018
  • University: American University
  • Major: CLEG (Communication, legal studies, economics, and government) with a minor in Psychology
  • Why LSIC? I wanted to get an idea of what it is like to work for an organization that helps people in need. My goal is to become a lawyer, and I thought that interning for LSIC was a great first step in the process.
  • On her spring to-do list: 1. Learn about housing cases and get an idea of what my career will be like.
  • Fun fact: “I have three alpacas back home.”

MIDDLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS

SIDI TRAORE

  • Semester: Spring 2018
  • University: American University
  • Major: Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Accounting
  • Why LSIC? I respect how the organization is committed to their efforts to seek justice, promote fairness and equality for all, and offer legal representation to those who are at a disadvantage. The values and goals of the organization resonate with my interests in law specifically in human rights, immigration, and international law. I want to be able to fight and advocate for those social justice injustices that are often times neglected. I also respect how LSIC offers legal services to those who are vulnerable and are not able to combat their legal needs.
  • On her spring to-do list: Maintain and balance my academics and extra-curricular activities. Also, to maintain my physical, mental, and spiritual health.
  • Fun fact: “Major sports fan for all D.C. teams such as the Redskins, Wizards, and Nationals.”

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

NIKITA VASUDEVAN

  • Semester: Fall 2017
  • University: American University
  • Major: Justice and Law
  • Why LSIC? After seeing the internship opportunity on the Law Students in Court website, I was eager to volunteer for a team that provides knowledgeable legal counsel to low-income residents. I wanted to help students with cases and to gain a hands-on experience in the areas of public interest law like landlord and tenant issues.
  • On her fall to-do list: See more museums in DC and join the law fraternity at Amerian University.
  • Fun fact: “I have a black belt in mixed martial arts.”

 

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA

ANTHONY VERLICH

  • Semester: Spring 2018
  • University: University of the District of Columbia
  • Major: English
  • Why LSIC? Besides the friendly people here, it is a great way to use my communications background in an organization that fights for issues that are important to me.
  • On his spring to-do list: Go for a hike somewhere nice once I can wear shorts outside.
  • Fun fact: “I work at another nonprofit Words Beats & Life where we teach after school hip-hop classes. ”

WASHINGTON, DC

MAX WEST

  • Semester: Fall 2017
  • University: Rogers State University
  • Major: Public Administration with an emphasis on Public Policy and Pre-Law
  • Why LSIC?  I had heard about LSIC and their great reputation for public interest law in the D.C. area, so I was very excited to get an interview with them for an internship position!
  • On his fall to-do list:  I hope to get the chance to attend a few rallies at the Capitol as well as visit as many of the Smithsonian museums as possible!
  • Fun fact: "I collect pocket constitutions; I currently have 36 different copies."

CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA

STEPHANIE YAMOAH

  • Semester: Spring 2018
  • University: Towson University
  • Major: Sociology/Anthropology
  • Why LSIC? Seems like a good place to foster my passion to help people specifically through the mode of legal practices.
  • On her spring to-do list: Hmm... to be determined
  • Fun fact: “I have a whale-shaped birthmark.”

LANHAM, MARYLAND

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