Developing Tomorrow’s Bar


On April 20th, more than 100 high school juniors and seniors met with career counselors from local law schools and HR Directors from law firms for the City Bar’s Pre-Employment Training. The students are all applicants for the City Bar’s Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program, which matches high-achieving New York City public high school students with legal employers for the summer and provides additional programs to assist students in pursuing academic options and a possible legal career.

Thurgood Marshall interns on the set with Channel 2 news

As part of the Thurgood Marshall Job Shadow Program, five interns spent August 16 and 17 shadowing attorney Mark Engstrom, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Labor and Employment Relations at CBS Broadcasting Inc. (More information about Job Shadow Week)

John W. Marshall, son of Thurgood Marshall, addresses Thurgood Marshall interns at the Program’s Closing Reception
August 2010

On Tuesday, August 10th, John W. Marshall, son of legendary civil rights lawyer and jurist, Thurgood Marshall, spoke of his father’s triumphs and his lasting legacy to a crowd of over 200 interns, employers, families and friends at the New York City Bar Association. (Read full story)

Professor Jack Greenberg of Columbia Law School speaks to Thurgood Marshall interns
July 2010

Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship participants were addressed by Professor Jack Greenberg, formerly the Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the co-counsel of Thurgood Marshall in Brown v. Board of Education. (Read full story)

City Bar President, Patricia Hynes, discusses the importance of “Tomorrow’s Bar”
February 2010

Then President of the Association, Patricia M. Hynes, dedicated her President’s Column of the City Bar’s 44th Street Notes to discuss the importance of the Student Legal Education and Opportunity Program and its impact on the next generation of attorneys. (Read full story)

Thurgood Marshall Alumnus, Rakim Brooks, named Rhodes Scholar
Fall 2009

Rakim Brooks, Thurgood Marshall Alumnus from the Class of 2005 was named Rhodes Scholar as a senior at Brown University. (Read full story)