IICLE Announces New Student Ambassador Kimberly Cross, The John Marshall Law School
The Institute is pleased to introduce its newest Student Ambassador, Kimberly Cross. Cross will be entering her 2L year this fall at The John Marshall Law School.
Cross, a recent Quarterfinalist in John Marshall’s 1L Competition, says her passion is resolving social issues through the practice of law focused on human rights issues, specifically youth advocacy. She has broadened her knowledge of youth delinquency and public policy through her work with at-risk youth and low socioeconomic aboriginal families.
As an undergraduate, Cross served as the Public Relations Officer for her University’s African Caribbean Association, where she fostered unity and cultural awareness among students of Afro-Caribbean descent. She plans to continue this path by actively contributing to the mission of John Marshall’s Black Law Students Association as the newly elected Vice President of the student organization.
Cross aspires to create and manage a not-for-profit organization offering skills-trade programs coupled with insightful mentorship and career placement opportunities. She is working on the blueprint for her organization this summer as she interns as a Law Clerk with the Cook County State Attorney’s Office, Criminal Appeals Division. In her spare time, Cross also writes poetry reflecting the beauty of the black human condition and relentless fortitude.