Applied Behavioral Science Program Student Angela Dorsett Describes Her Summer Practicum Experience

Angela Dorsett

I am currently a rising two-year graduate student in the Applied Behavioral Sciences (ABS) Master’s Program doing my practicum at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center (OJPC). During my time at the OJPC, I have had the pleasure of working alongside David Singleton, who is the director of the OJPC. In the short months that I have been under David’s leadership, I have gotten the opportunity to work as a paralegal and assist with some of his cases. Although the work requires a lot of dedication and hard work, it has been one of the best practicum experiences I have ever had. I have learned how to do legal research, write legal literature, and meet with clients that our work effects directly. The best part of this practicum is meeting with the clients. Seeing the work that I have done come to fruition through our client's lives, gives me great gratitude and satisfaction. After graduating from Wright State University in the Spring of 2019, I hope to continue my educational career by attending law school. Law school will allow me to the credentials and knowledge I need to further the work I have started while at the OJPC. Reclaiming lives, renewing communities and restoring justice are not just words at the OJPC. The attorneys, staff, and interns bring these words to life every day in the work that they do. I am thankful for David Singleton, and the Applied Behavioral Science (ABS) Master’s Program at Wright State for giving me this opportunity to do the work that I love.