Morvillo Abramowitz Welcomes Four 2012 Legal Outreach Students


For almost 20 years, Morvillo Abramowitz has been proud to be a part of the Legal Outreach Program, assisting ambitious and motivated inner-city high school students who aspire to be attorneys or who want to develop critical thinking and persuasion skills. Four students are scheduled to spend their week-long internship at Morvillo Abramowitz beginning July 30, 2012. While at the firm they'll be working on a hypothetical case side-by-side with lawyers at the firm. They'll also be going on legal 'field trips' to gain exposure to the working life of white collar defense lawyers; these 'field trips' include making court appearances and listening to oral arguments. Often Legal Outreach students continue their relationship with Morvillo Abramowitz lawyers, who later serve as their mentors as the students continue their education.

"This year our four students come to us from The Bronx High School of Science, The High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College, and The Frederick Douglass Academy I. Over the course of their week here, we give them the opportunity to meet and talk with as many of our lawyers as possible as well as other practicing attorneys in government and the corporate world. We learn as much from them as we hope they will from us," said Catherine Foti, Morvillo Abramowitz Partner who, along with Associates Sid Kamaraju, Joanna McFadden and Michael Robotti, organize and serve as supervisors to the students while at the firm.

About Legal Outreach

Legal Outreach has been transforming the lives of students from underserved communities for 27 years. Legal Outreach prepares urban youth from underserved communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education. Legal Outreach uses law to attract junior high school students to academic programs that inspire and motivate them to strive for academic success. From the 8th through 12th grades, students work after school, on weekends, and during summers to build the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals. Once in college, students who wish to pursue law school are eligible to participate in our College to Law School Pipeline Diversity Program.