Crown Holdings, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
During the summer of 2011, Laura had the opportunity to participate in Crown Holding’s corporate clerkship program. Crown holdings is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures metal containers internationally. In this role, Laura researched and drafted memoranda and presentations on issues such as social media in the workplace, the economic loss doctrine, attorney-client privileges, and U.S. relations with Myanmar. Laura also observed and recorded minutes of settlement negotiations, arbitration, and attorney-client meetings. During this amazing experience, Laura was able to observe the various legal implications that large corporations face from mergers and acquisitions to settlement negotiations. Laura’s favorite part of the summer was assisting the general counsel in developing a social media policy that was appropriate for Crown’s corporate culture.
Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney, Norristown, PA
During the summer before her first year at law school, Laura had the privilege to intern for the District Attorney of Montgomery County, Risa Vetri-Ferman. For three months, Laura observed witness interviews, observed the various components of criminal trials, and analyzed case facts under the jury instructions in Pennsylvania. Laura’s favorite part of the summer was assisting the District Attorney in her campaign to protect children by researching preventative measures for internet safety of young children.
Silverman, Burns, Kasmen and Krawitz, Philadelphia, PA.
During her undergraduate career, Laura spent the summer of 2008 at a law firm in downtown Philadelphia that specialized in insurance defense. As an intern, Laura reviewed case records and recorded material facts for the attorneys. Additionally, Laura observed depositions, settlements and client meetings. It was during this opportunity that Laura developed a strong interest in the law, litigation specifically, and realized that she wanted to go to law school.
B’Nai B’rith Beber Camp, Mukwanago, WI
For two summers during college, Laura worked as a counselor for a Jewish sleep camp located in Wisconsin by Milwaukee. Laura was a cabin counselor for thirteen 11-13 girls during two four week sessions each summer. As a counselor, Laura ensured the safety and wellbeing of her campers and kept them engaged during free time with creative activities that emphasized team work and leadership. During her last summer at Beber camp, Laura also worked as a Drama specialist. As a drama specialist, Laura created a drama related activity each day for participating campers and directed a camp play for 400 campers at the end of the summer. Laura loved being a counselor at a camp where she had spent five summers as a camper and credits the experience for teaching her team-work, leadership, creativity, independence, and problem-solving. One of Laura’s favorite opportunities at camp was performing “Bubby” during every Friday night Shabbat service. As Bubby, Laura dressed up as a traveling grandmother who went to Beber every night to tell a story with a lesson and lead the campers in a song “without the words.”