July 14, 2020

Umeesha D'Alwis: Being Fearless and Pioneering a Path for Future Lawyers

Umeesha D'Alwis is the founder and Global Director of LawyerUp, the virtual internship experience that connects thousands of students worldwide with lawyers in 30+ sectors of law. Umeesha also holds other legal-related positions as the Legal Associate at Project Snapshot and a research scholar for the American Enterprise Institute all while attending Pepperdine University where she is studying Philosophy, Political Science, and Government. To learn more about Umeesha and follow her journey, check out the links below!

Umeesha's Personal Links

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/umeeshadalwis/  

Portfolio: https://www.umeesha.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umeeshadalwis/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umeeshadalwis

LawyerUp Links

Website: http://www.lawyerupinternship.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lawyerupinternship/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lawyerupinternship/

Chapter Markers: 

  • 00:00 - Introduction - Umeesha D'Alwis
  • 03:20 - Early beginnings
  • 07:30 - Model United Nations (MUN)
  • 12:38 - LawyerUp
  • 25:05 - Being fearless and being afraid of failure
  • 37:46 - Traveling and almost abducted in South America
  • 45:00 - Skydiving
  • 48:28 - Taking a break from social media
  • 54:51 - Lasting Thoughts 

*Intro/Outro Music (Causmic): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCptYdIghPgmOl8opbjZrcuA

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