I grew up hearing about the violence happening around me in Chicago, so, unfortunately, it was no surprise to hear about another innocent teenage girl losing her life to gun violence. This internship has shown me how hard prosecutors work to get the facts straight and get people, who fire guns and kill, behind bars.
In 2013 a teenage girl was shot and killed in a playground surrounded by her friends. This summer, summer 2018, the case was finally brought before a double jury. As a law clerk, I was able to sit on a bench and watch the case from the opening statements to witness testimony.
I saw both families sitting in benches before me, the victims and the defendants. It was fascinating to see how both sides presented the same story in different viewpoints.
This internship has now come to an end, but I can say with great confidence that I learned something new every day. I will carry the skills forward in my future career.