This summer, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform had the privilege of hosting Kae’la Morton, rising 2L at Howard School of Law, as our summer legal fellow. As her fellowship concludes, we asked Kae’la to share her experience.
What was your favorite part of this fellowship?
My favorite part of this fellowship was all the amazing people I was able to meet! Individuals at the ILR are truly dedicated to their work and were more than willing to help me learn this summer.
Who has inspired you during your time at ILR?
It is difficult to say one person because I have found inspiration in many. However, Suzanne Clark inspired me for several reasons. As the first woman President and CEO of the Chamber, she has taken a strong stance to implement her beliefs to help American businesses which improves the lives of so many. Witnessing the impact of her leadership firsthand has been truly inspiring.
How will you use the experience and knowledge you gained here?
I plan to use this experience which has heightened the skills I gained during my 1L year to continue to thrive as I step into the next chapter of my legal career.
Would you recommend this summer fellowship program to other students and why?
I would more than recommend it. Individuals will have the opportunity to be exposed to a wide array of legal issues, indulge in legal outings, engage in substantive assignments, and work with amazingly intelligent individuals who also want to see them become successful.
During your time at ILR, you had an opportunity to meet one-on-one with business community leaders, USCC staff, and outside counsel. Who was the most interesting person you got to meet with and why?
I could not choose one. Every individual I met carved their own path to success and I was able to learn something unique from each individual and I appreciate that.
If you’re interested in learning more about our fellowship or internship programs, please reach out to Stephanie Gregorian at firstname.lastname@example.org.