Noah Allen, Ohio University


LLI Columbus graduate Noah Allen won a position on Ohio University’s Mock Trial Team through a campus-wide competition.   Now his team has advanced from the regional to the national mock trial competition, the only new mock trial team to do so.  And he was honored as Outstanding Witness at the opening rounds of the national competition.   It’s all part of his preparation for becoming a lawyer.
“Before LLI, I hadn’t considered being a lawyer,” Noah recalled.  “LLI taught us what’s involved in being a lawyer.  LLI also helped me to improve my writing, study techniques, public speaking – tools that would help me achieve my goals.”
He added, “LLI was fun.  I especially liked the mock trials and debate.  Through these, I discovered my love of ovation.”
During the second summer of LLI, Noah interned at the law firm Bricker & Eckler.  “I got to speak to attorneys in different fields of law,” he said about the internship.  “I learned what they do on an every day basis.  I was impressed with Bricker & Eckler in general.”
What advice would he offer those just starting LLI?  “I know that you have to go a lot and do a lot,” he said.  “But stay with it!  You’ll get a lot more out of LLI than you would get out of hanging out for the summer.”
Noah clearly has stayed with it as he works toward graduation from Ohio University in 2018 and then on to law school.