Alexa Gray.

Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project - Portland, ME

Project Description

Nikuradse-Matthews Summer Public Interest Fellowship Recipient

For as long as I can remember I have been interested in the intersection between psychology and law. When I was in high school, I used to go to the courthouse in Bangor and watch court cases as a source of entertainment. Our criminal justice system both fascinates and troubles me and because of this, I think it is a fantastic field for me to pursue. Our current criminal justice system is failing a lot of people. We are currently failing to provide everyone, regardless of race or economic status, equal protection under the law. I am thrilled by the courtroom, by outwitting the opposing attorney and by arguing for the truth; but, more importantly, I am passionate about enacting change to the system, and about using the powers of law to stand up for those that are so often left out. This passion has lead me to pursue an internship with the Maine Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, a group dedicated to providing low- income Mainers with free legal counsel for civil cases. Being from Maine myself, I am determined to give back to the community that raised me and would love the chance to pursue volunteer work locally.

Project Details

  • Date September 22, 2017
  • Tags 2017, Law, Nikuradse-Matthews, Sophomore, USA

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