Internship Series: JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors

As part of her Study Abroad semester, Morgan Ashurian (CAS’18) learned about the criminal justice system in the UK.

Morgan AshurianMorgan A. internship
CAS’18 | Philosophy &
Political Science 

CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?

Morgan: Every day at the office was different and working in the Magistrate’s criminal department was varied and exciting. As an intern at the office I was shadowed a barrister or solicitor in court, and assisted fee earners in the office in the preparation of cases. My responsibilities included writing interview summaries/transcripts, writing case summaries, writing letters to clients, and making phone calls to police departments. I worked from 9:30am until 5:30pm, and I would often knock on the office doors of different solicitors and barristers to ask what I could help with.

CCD: How did you find the position? What helped you get it? What resources (at BU or elsewhere) did you use? 

Morgan: The Study Abroad office at BU helped me find my position at JD Spicer Zeb. I also used the pre-professional resources at BU to help me prepare for the interview and organize my resume.

CCD: What was the best thing about the experience?

Morgan: I enjoyed shadowing lawyers when they attended court and being able to gain an inside perspective on the legal processes in the UK. I was grateful to have had the opportunity to sit in on conversations between clients and lawyers and listen to the verdicts of judges. These interactions allowed me to gain a better understanding of law and grow my cultural awareness.

CCD: What are the top 3 skills you’ve learned from this experience? 

Morgan: I’ve learned to network with individuals across various ages, translate my discipline in the classroom to work assignments, and to enjoy conversations with co-workers and other lawyers.

CCD: How has this experience changed your future plans? 

Morgan: After this internship, I am more confident in my plan to become a lawyer and I am beginning to prepare for the LSAT.


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