A Summer in Her Shoes is a series that explores the experiences our fabulous HLS women have during summer break.
Laura, Gibson Dunn and Washington Lawyers’ Committee, Washington, DC
I’ve been spending my summer in muggy but beautiful Washington, DC. In spite of the weather, I have been loving my experiences here! I started out at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a law firm best known for their litigation department. I spent eight weeks there getting my feet wet with a bunch of different pieces of litigation, ranging from consumer class actions to labor and employment disputes. The firm also sponsored an amazing amount and variety of events for the summer class to bond over, all of which were super fun and truly memorable.
For the last week and a half I’ve been at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee. My work here has been focused on plaintiff-side employment litigation, ranging from conducting client intakes to drafting complaints for filing in federal court. Last night we had intern bonding at Mansion on the O, an eclectic series of connected row houses with hidden passageways throughout. Definitely worth checking out if you ever come to DC! (You can stay in one of the many themed rooms for a night.)
DC has been more than just work though. The city comes alive in the summer, and you can find people out having fun even in 100+ degree weather. It’s pretty spectacular how many free events and music series there are in the city, plus just a great variety of music venues, bars, restaurants, and so on. Definitely a fun place to spend a summer if you’re still looking for the perfect city for you!