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Kyle Dailey, Chris Fritz, Paul Casey, Ebone Brown, and Dominique Walker on June 13, 2012
Last week, Ballard Spahr's Baltimore office hosted 21 college students, including University of Maryland College Park's Kyle Dailey, University of Baltimore's Ebone Brown, and Bennett College's Dominique Walker (with Ballard Spahr real estate partners Chris Fritz and Paul Casey) for the Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship Program. It was part of the University of Baltimore's School of Law Diversity Initiative to up under-represented freshmen and sophomores' opportunity to get in to law school.
Alex Mejia-Sosa, De'Andre Keyes, and Lila Shapiro-Cyr on June 13, 2012
Here's Catholic University's Alex Mejia-Sosa, Jackson State's De'Andre Keyes, and Ballard Spahr real estate partner Lila Shapiro-Cyr. Lila tells us the students wanted most to understand the daily life of a transactional lawyer. She told them it may not beThe Good Wife, but there's not as much desk-sitting as they thought either. Instead there are events, board and client meetings, and closings (and, of course, Starbucks drive-throughs). Lila, who also considered careers as sports journalist and public-interest lawyer, went to work for Ballard Spahr's real estate department, where she can do pro bono and affordable housing work. She's also following in the footsteps of her grandmother—one of only four women in her law school class.