Marcus Leonard is our 2020 Summer Intern
Marcus Leonard is a rising 2L at Florida International University College of Law. Marcus earned a spot on the Dean’s List for Fall 2019 and is a member of the Black Law Students Association. Marcus is proficient in Creole and is a Haitian-American.
He will be joining Jones Health Law as our 2020 Summer Intern. Internships at Jones Health Law are designed to give our interns the tools that they will need to successfully practice law once he or she graduates from law school.
Here are a few things that you should know about Marcus:
- Where are you from?
I was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Haitian parents before moving to Miami, Florida, where I have been raised most of my life.
- Why did you decide that you wanted to become a lawyer?
While pursuing my undergraduate degree in Business Administration I realized I wanted to be able to effect change in the world, specifically in my community. I believe that a career in law will put me in a position to help those in need of protection, advisement, and advocacy in a variety of ways.
- What interests you about health law?
My experience working in an emergency department for many years piqued my interest in health law. Everyone goes through the health care system at some point in their lives, therefore, I would love to play a part by aiding healthcare facilities, providers, and employees through any legal barriers they might face.
- What are you hoping to gain from being an intern at Jones Health Law?
I hope that interning at Jones Health Law will provide me with practical health care lawyering skills and prepare me for a future career navigating and analyzing the rapidly evolving laws that govern health care. Learning how to apply my academic knowledge to real-world problems in the realm of health law will be a valuable and rewarding experience.
Welcome to the JHL Team Marcus! We are happy to have you aboard.