IU McKinney Student Working as an Intern with The Coca-Cola Company
Jeremy Morris, a rising 2L, is spending his summer as a legal intern at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a coveted position for a law student: there were more than 600 applications for the 10 summer intern positions for 2013, and 35 people were interviewed.
“I am absolutely amazed and humbled at the same time to be part of this wonderful and extraordinary opportunity,” Morris said.
So far Morris has been focusing on corporate law, working on projects ranging from U.S. and global trademark issues with several of the company’s major brands, to assisting senior counsel with marketing contracts and agreements. He’s also had an opportunity to help with a pro bono case Coca-Cola has taken on that is focused on ending violence and human trafficking. Also on Morris’s calendar before summer’s end are projects for Coca-Cola’s litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and supply chain departments.
He credits his law school ties for helping him land the internship, which he hopes will put him in a position for a summer associate position in 2014.
“My experience at IU McKinney is absolutely unique and I am grateful for it because I take full advantage of the faculty, staff, and alumni who take time to mentor and assist me along my journey,” Morris said. During his first year of law school, Morris served as a mentor as part of the law school’s partnership with Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy, was on the academic affairs committee for the Black Law Students Association, took part in the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Ask-A-Lawyer program, and worked as a research assistant to Professor Lea Shaver.
Still uncertain regarding what area of law he would like most to practice in, Morris is considering corporate law, intellectual property, and marketing.
“I’m definitely interested in how international law plays a role within each of my interests,” he said.