Sabrina N. Marquez spent the summer working at Baker Donelson's Baltimore office on a Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship.
Each year for the past 13 years, the firm has awarded $10,000 scholarships to three rising second year law (2L) students throughout the United States. Scholarship winners also receive a salaried 2L summer associate position in one of their offices.
This year's recipients were selected from 286 applicants attending 98 law schools across the country. They were chosen based on three criteria, according to the firm: demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession; personal and professional achievements; and established leadership qualities, work experience, community involvement and ability to overcome obstacles.
Sabrina, a member of The University of Baltimore School of Law's Class of 2022, is past president of the law school's Latin American Law Students Association and served as community service director for the Student Bar Association. She grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
She says she is leaning toward a career in civil litigation.
"This is one reason why I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work at Baker Donelson, to experience the many litigation groups the firm offers. As a summer associate, I will gain invaluable legal research and writing skills in a practical environment," Sabrina said.
"I would also like to give a shout out to the Law Career Development Office—the resources their office provides were crucial in preparing me throughout the application and interview processes."