Arnedia Wallace, who recently completed her first year at SULC, is headed to Washington, D.C. this summer to work as a law clerk in the legal department of Special Olympics International.
In her position at the headquarters office for Special Olympics International, Ms. Wallace will join an elite legal team that oversees matters relating to more than 5.2 million Special Olympics athletes in over 172 countries. She will support efforts to advance the organization’s work in areas of diversity and inclusion, legal compliance for 7 regional offices, and will draft contracts and other legal documents to support the organization’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2018, and the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
Ms. Wallace, a Dubberly, La., native, is a 2016 – 2017 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellow. She is a graduate of Southern University and A & M College where she was a Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes Honors College scholar. She was also a Thurgood Marshall Scholar, a Tom Joyner Book Scholar, and a member of the Beta Kappa Chi Scientific National Honors Society. Knowing that a law school career was her goal, Ms. Wallace served as President of the Pre-Law Society on the Southern undergraduate campus during 2015 – 2016. Ms. Wallace also served as chief student marshal for the 2016 spring class and received a University Medal and Honors College Medallion at her undergraduate graduation.
In her senior year as an undergraduate, Ms. Wallace won first place in the behavioral sciences category at the 73rd Joint Annual Meeting of the Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honors Society and the National Institute of Science. Her undergraduate honor’s thesis, “An Analysis of Louisiana’s Mass Incarceration and the Racial Disparities Within its System,” has informed her focus during her first year of law school.