July 6, 2007
Board member recalls clerkship advantage
~ written by Dawn Grauel
“Even though I participated in the Columbus Bar Minority Clerkship Program over eight years ago, I am still reaping the rewards of the program.” --Dawn Grauel
When I participated in the Minority Clerkship Program in 1999, I knew that I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to clerk for a law firm as a first year law student. I was placed at Schottenstein Zox & Dunn, where I had the good fortune to work on interesting projects under the supervision of terrific mentors.
Because of the program and my clerkship experience, I was more than prepared for my second year clerkship at Hahn Loeser and Parks LLP, where I practice today. Walking into HLP on my first day as a summer clerk wasn’t half as intimidating as it would have been without the MCP experience.
Today, I remain grateful for the opportunities the MCP provided. Because I personally witnessed and benefited from the amazing opportunities provided by the MCP, I felt compelled to get involved in the Columbus Bar as soon as I graduated. I’m so glad I did. Today, I continue to reap the rewards of the MCP through the relationships and friendships I’ve had the good fortune to develop.