Eric Wendel Lee II

Drake second-year student Eric Wendel Lee II is spending the spring semester as one of 30 mentees in Baker McKenzie’s 2024 National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) Tax Mentor Program. This competitive program is designed to educate interested NBLSA members about careers in tax law.

Eric learned of this opportunity through his active involvement with the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA).

Eric’s interest in tax law is fueled by a commitment to fostering economic empowerment and a desire to contribute meaningfully to equitable financial systems and advocate for fairness in taxation. He perceives taxation as a tool for societal progress, essential for funding public initiatives and providing essential services.

“I aspire to be a legal resource ensuring that justice, equality, and equity are consistently upheld for all individuals,” said Eric. “Recognizing the pivotal role of taxes in funding public initiatives, necessities, and services, I am keen on understanding the legal processes and practices that govern our tax regulations, aiming to advocate for individuals and communities subject to unjust taxation.”

Guided by seasoned tax attorneys and professionals at Baker McKenzie, Eric gains unparalleled insights into the intricacies of tax regulations and the multifaceted responsibilities of a tax law attorney. From participating in meetings to engaging in conversations with professionals in the field, Eric’s experience as a mentee is transformative, shaping his understanding of the legal landscape and reinforcing his commitment to making positive change through the law.

“My mentors have provided invaluable insights and perspectives on the responsibilities of a tax attorney,” said Eric. “I can honestly say that I have learned a lot in my time as a mentee in this program.”