Student Profile

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Meet Matt Welch (JD ’19)

Matt Welch (JD ’19) was a summer associate at three different law firms during his 2L summer — one at Dority & Manning, P.A. in Greenville, South Carolina, another with Baker Botts LLP in Washington, D.C., and one additional position with Hogan Lovells in Houston, Texas.

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Meet Jasmine Burgess (JD ’19)

Jasmine Burgess (JD ’19) spent her 2L summer as a legal intern at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. Her 1L summer experience was with the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office.

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Meet Gabriela Mejias (JD ’19)

Gabriela Mejias (JD ’19) spent her 2L summer as a legal intern at the New York County Defender Services. During her 1L summer, Mejias was an intern with the New York Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Practice.

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Meet Gilbert Smolenski (JD ’19)

Gilbert Smolenski (JD ’19) had two summer internships in intellectual property his 2L summer — one at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Atlanta, Georgia, and another at McDermott Will & Emery in Washington, D.C. He was introduced to intellectual property law practice during his 1L summer at Dority & Manning in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Meet Ashley Collette (JD ’19)

Ashley Collette (JD ’19) spent her 1L summer with the Wake Forest D.C. Summer Judicial Externship program. During her 2L summer, she was a policy clerk with the National Center for Lesbian Rights in Washington, D.C.

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Meet Katherine Kacsur (JD ’20)

Katherine Kacsur (JD ’20) spent her 1L summer as a summer associate with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in New York City. As an environmental studies major, Kacsur wants to translate scientific findings and progress into meaningful change via the law.

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Meet Ashley Collette (JD ’19)

Ashley Collette (JD ’19) talks about her summer position at the National Center for Lesbian Rights and her decision to attend Wake Forest School of Law.

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Meet Matt Welch (JD ’19)

Matt Welch (JD ’19) talks about his summer positions at multiple law firms this summer. He also talks about his decision to attend Wake Forest School of Law.

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Meet Zakiya Clemons (JD ’19)

Zakiya Clemons (JD ’19) talks about her summer position in the enforcement division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). She also talks about her decision to attend Wake Forest School of Law.

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Meet Marsha Ambroise (JD ’19)

Marsha Ambroise (JD ’19) talks about her summer position at Drew Eckl & Farnham in Atlanta, Georgia. She also talks about her decision to attend Wake Forest School of Law.

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