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Anthony Bland, Elizabeth Kwon and Elliott Millner from the Class of 2023 have been selected for a highly competitive North Carolina Bar Association initiative to make the legal profession more representative of the state’s many diverse communities.

Three Elon Law students who excelled in their freshman year will participate in an internship program this summer set up by the North Carolina Bar Examination to promote and support diversity and inclusion in the profession legal.

Anthony Bland L’23, Elizabeth Kwon L’23 and Elliott Millner L’23 have accepted invitations to work for businesses and corporations that participate in the NCBA’s Minorities in the Profession 1L Summer Associate Program, which is coordinated by his Committee for Minorities in the Profession.

This is the sixth consecutive year that at least three Elon law students have obtained such internships. The Summer Associate Program “provides corporate legal departments and large North Carolina law firms with a recruiting vehicle to interview and provide summer internships to 1L minority law students from each of the North Carolina law schools.

Antoine Bland

Placement: Jackson Lewis PC in Raleigh, North Carolina
Foster mother: Texas A&M University
Undergraduate degree: BS, Agribusiness
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

“It is an honor to be selected by Jackson Lewis PC as a summer clerk. Focused on labor and employment law, the firm has been one of the most respected in the country for decades. I hope to not only further develop skills related to legal and business practices, but also to develop relationships with Jackson Lewis attorneys and contribute to the firm’s overall success.

Elizabeth Kwon

Placement: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions in Durham, NC
Foster mother: University of Maryland, College Park
Undergraduate degree: BTSInternational Trade
Hometown: Columbia, Maryland

“I pursued this position because I want to help minority people who have pursued a better life in America. By working with international companies, I not only have the opportunity to work with these minority communities, but I also have the opportunity to discover the life cycle of the company. »

Elliott Millner

Placement: IQVIA in Durham, NC
Foster mother: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Undergraduate degree: BA, Journalism and Media
Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

“I have always cherished the privilege I have as a law student to advocate for those who are like me but who may not have had the same opportunities I have had in my life. For this reason , I was proud to be selected to represent the school alongside other strong students of color at Elon and other North Carolina law schools in such a prestigious program that values ​​diversity in the legal profession. I hope to use this summer opportunity to introduce myself to as many of the legal world as possible and learn as much as possible to pursue my legal career aspirations.

The NCBA Minorities in the Profession Committee invites applications from all law schools in North Carolina. Schools invite students who identify as a minority to submit an application, which consists of a resume, transcript, writing sample, and a statement explaining how the candidate will contribute to the diversity of the bar of the North Carolina State.

Elon Law has identified selected students to participate in NCBA interviews. Students in the program interviewed potential employers and at the end of these interviews, employers selected one or more candidates to work as a summer associate.

“Elon Law is delighted that Anthony, Elizabeth and Elliott have been chosen to participate in the MIP program,” said Assistant Dean Stacie Dooley, who heads the law school’s office of career and student development. “All three are exceptional individuals who will bring tremendous energy and insight to their respective investments. We are delighted that they are embarking on this new chapter in their professional growth and development. »