Damien K. Reynolds, an Associate with Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Miami office, recently spoke with Florida International University (FIU) students, offering lessons learned and insight into the life and expectations of a young lawyer. His guest speaking appearance was included as part of the curriculum for the law school’s “Law and the Legal Profession” training course, of which Damien is an alumnus.
The training course is part of the FIU College of Law’s Pre-Law Skills and Professional Value program, providing undergraduates with the foundational knowledge about the legal profession and its core values and helps them develop the academic skills and work ethic needed to be competitive in law school and the legal profession.
The discussion broached a wide range of topics, including successfully navigating law school and practicing as a young associate in a large, AMLAW 200 Law firm. The students are in the process of applying to different law schools, and the purpose of the training program is to expose them to the intricacies of the legal profession as they begin to transition from their undergraduate education to the pursuit of their Juris Doctorate degree.
“This is obviously a hard time for all students, particularly for law school students. They are facing a challenging experience during very difficult times,” Damien said. “I believe it is important for them to hear from different voices within the profession to offer encouragement and some perspective.”
About Damien K. Reynolds
Damien K. Reynolds is an attorney in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Insurance practice group. Prior to joining Shutts, Damien served as an intern for the Department of Justice and as a legal intern for the Community Justice Project.