Juvenile Law Center

Eli Segal

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Undergraduate Intern, 1999
Legal Volunteer, 2006

Lessons Learned

I had two different stints at Juvenile Law Center—as a summer intern during college in 1999 and as a volunteer during law school in 2006. Both were phenomenal experiences. In 1999, I worked on the MacArthur training curriculum by watching A LOT of My So Called Life. I also interviewed girls at the Youth Study Center as part of an effort to better understand their mental health needs, and I called every county in Pennsylvania to find out their procedures for emancipation of minors for a fact sheet. In 2006, I worked on a Colorado Supreme Court amicus brief challenging the practice of charging youth as adults.

Impact on my Career

My most important takeaway from my time at Juvenile Law Center was that, as a lawyer, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to make a difference, be challenged, and have a great time along the way.

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