“For me, Law Links was about exposure to a career that I never believed I could enter.”- Alicia Wilson
In June of 1998, Alicia Wilson, then a student at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, joined MYLaw’s MY Law Links internship program. That summer, working with attorneys from the Public Justice Center, she made the fateful decision to become a lawyer. Alicia remembers, “I was in Law Links when I was 15 years old, and at the time being a lawyer was not on my radar, was not in the realm of possibilities that I could envision for myself. Through the exposure in Law Links, I was able to have that light turn on and it was powerful.”
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Alicia attended the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she captained the National Trial Team, steering them to a first place ranking. Today, Alicia is a partner at Gordon Feinblatt LLC and the Vice President of community affairs and legal advisor for Sagamore Development. She is actively involved in a range of social justice initiatives that give back to the young people of Baltimore.
Using her law degree to empower her community is important to Alicia. She emphasizes that “my story is a testament to what happens when generous and good-hearted people invest in the future of young people. I think that my story is the story of the collective. I am like thousands of young people. There are 1,000 more Alicia Wilsons that, if we give them the right opportunity at the right time, will have an even greater story.” The MY Law Links program provides these opportunities. For more information about becoming an intern, or sponsoring one, please contact Sonia Dowuona at firstname.lastname@example.org.