Faruki Ireland & Cox Among First Law Firms in Dayton to Participate in Summer Work in Law Program

DAYTON— The Summer Work in Law program (SWEL) began in the spring of 1988 with a mission to increase the number of African-American attorneys in the Greater Cincinnati legal and judicial community. Since its inception, more than 70 attorneys have been produced through the program, which provides high school and college students with first-hand experience in the legal world. Faruki Ireland & Cox is now proud to launch the SWEL program among law firms in Dayton.

Participants in the summer internship are given a unique opportunity to work alongside administrative staff, associates and law clerks. Those going through the program are involved in a variety of activities that range from filing paperwork to researching facts in actual cases. Students also develop mentoring relationships with attorneys, judges and law clerks. This type of networking will be critical as they seek careers after graduating law school.

This summer. Erica Lunderman, of Bowling Green State University, will be learning from FI&C attorneys during the eight-week program as she prepares for law school and a future career in law. Lunderman will begin her legal studies this fall at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

To learn more about Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L., contact John Kendall at (937) 227-3723.

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 About Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. ( is a 35-attorney firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton that handles complex business disputes nationally, including intellectual property, class actions, competition-based litigation, employment, antitrust, privacy, and commercial litigation and arbitration.