Millikin University student Jacqui Rogers receives prestigious internship


DECATUR, Ill. – Jacqui Rogers, a sophomore from Granite City, Ill. majoring in political science and philosophy at Millikin University, has received a prestigious internship at the Robinson and Kourtesis Law Firm in Washington D.C. for summer 2012.

Since 1975, the criminal defense team of the Robinson and Kourtesis Law Firm has been providing people of the Washington D.C. metro and surrounding areas with hope and strong representation in criminal matters. According to the Washington Center Internship Placement program, the Robinson and Kourtesis Law Firm placed in the top three of internship opportunities.

"I was very happy to be accepted into the internship program," stated Rogers. "After I was notified of being accepted I researched the law firm and I was very impressed with what I found."

In addition to her educational accomplishments, Rogers serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs on the Millikin University Student Senate. Rogers was also a recipient of the Scovill Prize at the 2012 Millikin University Honors Convocation held on April 26. The Scovill Prize is the most coveted award for overall excellence at Millikin University and is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, service, and scholarship.

"This internship will provide me with plenty of hands-on experience. I will be talking with clients, working in the courtroom, and being a right hand person for the partners of the law firm," stated Rogers. "I have always been interested in the prosecution side of the law, however with this opportunity it will help me learn more on the defense side."

"Jacqui is a fine student and this honor is well deserved," stated Dr. Bobbi Gentry, assistant professor of political science at Millikin University. "As a student of both political science and philosophy, Jacqui is a determined person and an exceptional student. I'm glad others have seen her potential and drive. She has been rewarded with scholarships from the Washington Center."        

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