This summer, ILR had the privilege of hosting Brea Williams as our legal fellow. Hailing from Woodbridge, VA, Brea has a passion for cutting down systematic red tape and breaking through glass ceilings. She is currently a second-year law student at Howard University School of Law.
Brea’s academic journey began at Alabama State University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. There, she showcased her dedication to academic excellence and was a continuous recipient of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarship. Her leadership skills were displayed through various roles on campus, including serving as Vice President and President of College Democrats, The Parliamentarian of Collegiate 100, and a two-time Senator-at-Large of the Student Government Association. These accomplishments earned her the title of George H. Andrews Student of the Year by Alabama State University in 2020.
Brea has wasted no time engaging with the campus community at Howard University School of Law. She is a member of multiple organizations, including the Black Law Students Association, Fashion Law Society, and Epsilon Sigma Iota Sorority, Inc. Additionally, Brea’s commitment to her studies and passion for the law was recognized when she was granted the 2022 J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association Law Student Scholarship. This upcoming school year, Brea will be a Student Attorney for the Howard Law Movement Lawyering Clinic.
Beyond her academic pursuits, Brea is a member of the esteemed Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
We asked Brea a few questions to get to know her and learn about her experience during her time with the Institute for Legal Reform:
What was your favorite part of the fellowship with ILR?
My favorite part of the ILR fellowship was the opportunity to travel as a NextGen Scholar to Las Vegas and delve into regulatory and compliance law within the Gaming Industry. Interacting with leading industry executives allowed me to gain valuable insights into the legal aspects of this exciting and dynamic sector.
Who is the most interesting person you met during your fellowship?
During my time at ILR, I had the privilege of meeting Suzanne Clarke, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Suzanne’s career path and the challenges she faced as a woman in business are deeply inspiring. It served as a reminder of the resilience and confidence required to build a successful and impactful career, especially as a woman in the legal profession.
Brea was a pleasure to work with this summer, and we look forward to watching her excel in her future legal career! If you’re interested in learning more about our fellowship or internship programs, please contact Stephanie Gregorian at email@example.com.
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