LEI Alumni Profiles: Erika Ewing
Erika Ewing ’05 wanted the power to fight injustice and help make positive social changes.
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A Personal Connection
CollinsKelliLEIAfter pursuing both a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University, and a Masters Degree in Corporate and Public Communication at Monmouth University, Kelli enrolled in the Legal Education Institute to gain real life experience in the legal field. “I envisioned myself becoming a paralegal before entering into the LEI program,” Kelli said, “however, even though there are many paralegal programs offered, I was concerned with the quality and the atmosphere of [other] programs. Being able to have direct interaction with my professors was a huge plus for me.” Kelli added that “I was exposed to many areas of the legal field that prepared me to work [as a paralegal], and also solidified my decision to further pursue my interests in the legal [community].”

Without the education and training Kelli received at LEI, she does not believe she would have the foundation to further her career objectives in the legal field. Currently, Kelli is employed by Casarino Christman Shalk Ransom & Doss, P.A., a Wilmington, Delaware Civil Litigation Law Firm.

Ms. Collins accredits her success at LEI to the small class sizes and personal connections with her Professors noting that “relationships established with the faculty and fellow students are the most memorable of my learning experience at LEI. Being out of the program for a year I still find myself quoting Professors…”

Kelli offers some advice for incoming, as well as current LEI students. “My advice…is they should know they are in an excellent program with a wonderful staff that cares about them, not just as a student, but as a person. The instructors want to see you become a success.