Emily Atwell - Intern

When I chose to pursue law school, the importance of gaining unmatched experience became my top priority. I learn the best through hands-on learning, and I have found that and more while interning at Reid Law Firm. When I first started the internship, I was a nervous wreck because I knew that this was all new territory for me. I had been focused on a degree in medicine up until this decision, so I had a lot to learn. Chris Reid has effortlessly merged me in to the law world by allowing me to work on cases with him, maintaining his patience through teaching me, and always lended a positive comment to calm my nerves this semester. The internship at Reid law firm immediately started me off with teaching my how to network and utilize my strengths to make myself stand out. I have also found a new sense of confidence in myself and my analysis skills through Chris’s praise (and occasional critique) that will give me the bravery to go beyond my comfort zone. 

Not only has Reid Law Firm expanded my understanding of practicing law, and allowed me to learn and grow through this program, I am able to utilize connections that I normally would not have access to. Along with building up my professional network, Chris Reid has allowed me to work with our clients and establish pristine communication skills, which cannot be taught through classes or lectures. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I know the rest of the internship will be equally as enriching for my future career as it has been thus far.

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