Posted: June 27th, 2018
Jasmine Burgess (JD ’19) talks about her summer position at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office and her decision to attend Wake Forest School of Law.
Where do you call home?
Where did you study for your undergraduate degree?
East Carolina University
Are you working your 2L summer?
Yes. I am interning at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office.
Are you working in a specific area of law?
Yes, I am working in criminal prosecution.
Did you work your 1L summer?
Yes, I interned at the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office.
Why did you decide to attend Wake Forest Law?
I decided to attend Wake Forest Law, because I felt that the professors truly wanted to see me succeed and would provide the support that I needed to be successful. I also really loved the clinics that were offered.
Describe the Wake Forest Law community.
The Wake Forest Law community is like a huge support system that is committed to the success of its law students. Everywhere you turn there is someone who will help you and point you in the right direction to be successful.
What is your most memorable experience during law school (thus far)?
My most memorable experience is attending the Black Law Students Annual Welcome Dinner at the beginning of my 1L year. It was an amazing experience to see most of the professors of color and students of color at Wake Forest Law come together to encourage you to be successful and to provide a support network.
What are you involved in outside the classroom?
So far I have participated in the Wake Forest Innocence and Justice Clinic. I have also participated in the Pro Bono Project’s Know Your Rights, Expungements, Teen Court, and Prison Letters projects. I am also the vice president of the American Constitution Society, a research assistant in the Worrell Professional Center Library, and a fellow with the Wake Forest Criminal Justice Program.
Where do you want your law degree to take you?
I am interested in entering a career in criminal prosecution. I also have a interest in working in a compliance role.