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Ms. Anna Decia-Gualtieri ‘01, Director of Career Services for the Faculty of Law, recently announced that Elikem Baeta, a Windsor Law 3 student, will be working this summer as the Law School’s first Alternative Career Coordinator. This student position was created to further Windsor Law’s institutional theme of Access to Justice, to strengthen our commitment to social justice and public interest lawyering, and to ensure that alternative career opportunities are available to all Windsor Law students.
The Criminal Law and Social Justice student group has been working with Career Services Office in the development and launch of the Alternative Career Database Project (“ACDP”). The ACDP was developed to provide students with information about law firms and other legal organizations that practice social justice and public interest law.
Elikem will be working with the Career Services Office on a number of projects including updating the ACDP and incorporating the database into our Symplicity career management system, contacting law firms, government offices, and other legal organizations to enhance the existing database, and creating new resources and updating existing resources for students who may be interested in alternative career options and to those who are unsure about their career path.
Elikem is excited to work with the Career Services Office on these initiatives. She brings important experiences to her new role. Elikem has had the opportunity to volunteer and work with Community Legal Aid and the Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic. Through these experiences, Elikem has become more familiar with career opportunities available to students outside of the traditional legal career route. She has also gained invaluable skills including research and writing, needs assessment, networking, reporting, and analytical skillls, which will make her an asset to this position. Having been elected to the Board of the Bilingual Legal Clinic, Elikem is currently working to ensure that policies and programs are created and implemented so that the legal needs of the community are effectively met. This is exactly the skill set that will allow Elikem to assist the Career Services Office and Windsor Law to develop this great initiative.
Elikem Baeta, Law 3, appointed Alternative Career Coordinator