Devonte Wilson

I am Devonte Wilson and I am from Jacksonville, Florida. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida in Criminal Justice. I received my master’s degree from the University of West Georgia in Professional Counseling with a concentration in College Student Affairs. During my time in graduate school, I did an internship with NCCU that lead to me learning about the law program. After spending time in the education sector at UNC Chapel Hill and the University of Michigan teaching students about social justice, I decided I wanted to help others in the most systemic way possible.

MLK Intern, Right to Education Project

What inspired you to pursue a career in law or social justice?

I want to help underrepresented communities with adequate representation.

Why did you choose to intern with Legal Aid of North Carolina?

This internship provides me with an opportunity to combine my love for education and the law.

What do you hope to gain from your experience at LANC?

Better writing advocacy skills, practical experience, and the expansion of my professional network.

What are your long-term career goals, and how do you envision your experience at LANC contributing to them?

My ultimate goal is to become a litigation attorney. LANC will assist me by improving my legal research skills and improving my writing skills overall.