Jacob Abramo

APEX Fellowship | Jacob Abramo

October 29, 2020   /  

Majors: Philosophy
Class Year: 2021
Faculty Mentor: Leslie Wingard

As a legal intern with the Wayne County Prosectuor’s Office, I clerked in Grand Jury, assisted with case research, and observed trial preparation and proceedings.

Jacob Abramo will be online to field comments on Nov. 5 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

11 thoughts on “APEX Fellowship | Jacob Abramo”

  1. Jacob, It was great to hear how your experience provided you an opportunity to loop in your academics with your personal interests in the community and future legal work. I’d love to hear how your interests in entrepreneurship weave into this type of work. Congratulations on a summer well-spent and good luck with the LSAT!

    1. Thank you Cathy! Part of what has always interested me in entrepreneurship was community involvement and social development. I was able to see how involved the prosecutor’s office was in the community, but also the entrepreneurship mindset. It was very busy and while there was structure due to the court’s schedule, many prosecutors worked late, on weekends, and had their own individualized structure. The environment was one of wanting to help the community, help victims, and a place where employees had autonomy in their work. In many aspects the environment felt similar to a startup. It was great to experience a new type of involvement in community and service with this internship.

  2. Jacob,
    I’m glad you had the opportunity to complete your internship in person. As you mention, this is difficult work. I’m glad that you see the importance of diversion programs. It gives me hope that we are seeing the need for rehabilitation. I can’t wait to see the outcome of your law school application process.

    1. Thank you Dean Griffin! It was very exciting to learn how much of a desire there seemed to be in really helping people. My biggest takeaway from this internship was the care that the court and prosecutors had for the community.

  3. Great work Jacob! It was great to hear about your internship. Your experience sounds like it was enlightening. It’s great to see how formative this was for you. Good luck with the LSAT.

  4. Great experiences for you Jacob. If you go through law school and find you like the research aspect more than the direct practice, do not overlook law librarianship. There are many county law libraries that support courts and typically the librarians have a JD and an MLIS. Best wishes on your LSAT!

    1. Thank you Irene! That is not an area I have heard about before; thank you for sharing! Research is the aspect that initially got me interested in law.

  5. What an amazing summer experience for you, Jacob! Cannot wait to witness the awesome things you keep doing as a future lawyer, and in life ! 🙂

  6. Congratulations on a productive summer, Jacob! I’m glad that your internship solidified your interest in going to law school. Good luck with your applications! And who knows, perhaps we’ll end up working on a case together in the future 🙂

    1. Thank you Rita! Hopefully on the same side of a case, not sure I could survive on the opposing side. I am excited for both of us in future legal journeys.

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