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Ep. 5: Leveraging Possibilities: The Law Student Summer Experience Part Two - The Recent Grad Perspective



In part two of our multi-part series on the law student summer experience, we’re exploring the perspectives of recent grads and how their summer experiences taught them practical legal skills gained by working with real clients, helped them grow their networks and shaped their future professional careers.

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Produced by Lynz Floren and Melissa Algaze, with assistance from Shawn Talley, Aaron Estrada, and Vanessa Villagomez.


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Guests (in order of appearance):


Benjamin S. Reccius, Esq, RECCIUS LAW 


Reccius Law was founded on the simple idea of bringing the practice of law back to its basics—rigorous investigation, preparation and dedication to being a true counselor at law. Aside from his core specialities of cannabis business law and criminal defense, Benjamin has a broad legal skill-set that includes housing litigation (eviction, relocation, habitability, ADA litigation), business law, contracts, asset forfeiture, criminal restitution, and alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.


Curtis Roberts, Esq, The Founder’s Attorney -

Curtis-RobertsCurtis Roberts helps founders of early-stage companies to grow into their potential. His firm, the Founder's Attorney, specializes in assisting entrepreneurs navigate various sources of early-stage funding and drafting all the essential start-up documentation. He is dedicated to making sure his clients and their businesses succeed. His previous business experience includes work with Goldman Sachs, the SEC,, and numerous early-stage companies both in and around Los Angeles.


Nisha Parekh, Trial Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor

Nisha-ParekhNisha Parekh is a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor in the Los Angeles office. She completed a dual law and master’s in public policy (JD/MPP) degree program at UCLA in May 2017. She also completed specializations in Critical Race Studies and in public interest law through the David J. Epstein Public Interest Law and Policy Program. She took several years to work on other projects prior to attending law school. These include teaching, documentary film production, urban agriculture policy work, policy work for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and completion of a Fulbright Scholarship.



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