LatinoJustice has selected Amanda Morales ’24 for an internship in its Corporate Law Firm Alliance Summer Program (CLASP), which provides placements at prestigious law firms across the country. The award is intended to provide career-building opportunities for Latinx students and to match them with mentors at these law firms.
“I hope that my participation in CLASP will put me in a position to pay it forward and help other students from underrepresented backgrounds envision themselves in this profession,” Morales said.
LatinoJustice works to empower their community by lifting up talented young people to foster advocacy and education for those around them. The CLASP award sets up internships for recipients at law firms across two consecutive summers.
“We are truly ecstatic to bring such a dynamic group of students into the CLASP family here at LJP [LatinoJustice Program] and hope to provide these students with the opportunities needed to foster their positions as the future Latinx leaders in the field,” said Jonathan Reyes, program associate for LatinoJustice.
Morales graduated from Occidental College in 2016 with a bachelor’s in politics and received a master’s in public administration from the University of Southern California in 2018. Before her time at BC Law, Morales worked at Latham and Watkins.