“My ultimate career goal is to become a social justice/advocacy lawyer and defend under-represented communities. I want to help those who need help and give them a voice."
The summer of 2018 was nothing short of a memorable experience for Taylor-Simone Johnson. It was through her Law Links internship with the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City that Taylor-Simone learned of the complexities of the legal professions, importance of professionalism, and value in making connections.
Next fall, with a scholarship from the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, Ms. Johnson will be pursuing a double major in English and Philosophy with a minor in Africana Studies at either the University of Maryland College Park or the Johns Hopkins University. Taking those lessons learned from her Law Links experience, this is the next step in her journey towards a meaningful career in social justice advocacy.
Her advice to future Law Links interns?
Always act your best regardless of where you are because you “will never know who is watching and taking notes”.
Her exceptional performance as a Law Links intern earned Ms. Johnson an invite to a retreat in Atlanta hosted by Marjorie Harvey of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation. It was through professionalism and personality that Taylor-Simone earned the support to pursue her passion for social justice and we at MYLAW have no doubt that these traits may carry her through to success!
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