September 14, 2022

As part of the ongoing mission of Catholic Law to support career exploration for law students, the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) provided students with an opportunity to learn more about the Bar Foundation of Montgomery County (BFMC) 2023 Summer Scholars Program. The virtual panel held on September 13, 2022, was moderated by Rachel Lawrence, OCPD’s Assistant Director for Legal Recruiting, who introduced the event’s panelists.

The panel — which included Kevin Barker, a principal at Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday; Carolyn Demougeot, an associate at Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades; and W. Hunter Daley '21, an associate at Lerch, Early & Brewer — outlined the BFMC's Summer Scholars Program which is a pipeline program designed to link diverse law school students with Montgomery County law firms. Throughout the event, attendees were invited to submit questions which were then fielded by the panelists as the event drew to a close.

Daley, an alumnus of both Catholic Law and the BFMC Summer Scholars program, described the employers participating in the program as, “D.C. level firms, just outside the city,” and encouraged students when applying to firms and writing cover letters, to “play to your strengths; be honest with yourself but also be open to new experiences. You may not realize you are interested in a practice area until you try it.”

To learn more about the BFMC 2023 Summer Scholars Program, including access to the PowerPoint and brochure, click here or visit the Office of Career and Professional Development (Suite 163).