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John W. Marshall, Son of Justice Thurgood Marshall, to Address Students from the Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program

John W. Marshall, the son of Justice Thurgood Marshall, will address the students from the Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program on Tuesday, August 10th, at the program’s closing ceremony at the New York City Bar Association. Marshall, who was Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety from 2002-2010, will join Hon. Fern A. Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts, in celebrating the accomplishments of 53 program participants.

Part of the New York City Bar’s continuing efforts to enhance the diversity of the legal profession, the Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program places high-achieving inner-city high school students with legal employers for the summer. In addition, the students participate in weekly development programs, including a law class at Columbia University School of Law, a mock trial before a federal judge at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY, and multiple career development workshops with a diverse group of attorneys. In this year’s law class, Professor Jack Greenberg spoke to the interns about his experiences working alongside Thurgood Marshall and his involvement with Brown v. Board of Education.

Since the program’s inception in 1993, the Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship has placed more than 2,000 students in law firms, corporate law departments, non-profit/government organizations and law schools throughout the city.

What: Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program Closing Ceremony

Who: John Marshall; Hon. Fern Fisher

When: Tuesday, August 10th, 6 PM

Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44th St., New York, NY

About the Association

The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.