This semester I had the opportunity to intern with Attorney Derrick Hamlin at his private firm in the heart of downtown Baltimore on East Lexington Street. Attorney Hamlin is a proud Morgan State Alumni as well. Oddly, he majored in Chemistry, continued onto law school and immediately began his own private work starting with cases his family members and friends were facing. Attorney Hamlin practices all types of law including criminal, civil, and entertainment. He has claimed judgment in million dollars cases and major police brutality cases.
My average day began at 9am and ended at 5pm. Typically, I am dressed in business professional attire and out the house by 8:20am. Although my internship is only twenty (20) minutes away, I’ve learned the hard way Baltimore traffic is lethal between the hou...
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...s evidence aiding in finding the client guilty. Working with Mr. Hamlin and witnessing how his background in science and forensics aided him when understanding criminal cases dealing with chromosomes, alleles, and DNA persuaded me to minor in biology. I believe minoring in biology will allow me to expand thought when dealing with criminal cases. When working with this specific case, I was amazed by how Mr. Hamlin found flaws in the forensic scientists DNA simply by using what he understood as a Chemistry major at Morgan State University. Overall, I am very thankful for this experience because having hands on experience in my prospective career has confirmed that this is the career path I wish to travel. I am excited for another internship I have secured for next semester and eager to showcase the skills I’ve gained from interning at The Law Office of Derrick Hamlin.
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