Second-year law student revises summer plans to help local children’s hospital

Clare Shin pictured with her sewing kit and masks.

Clare Shin, a second-year law student studying to become an intellectual property lawyer with a focus on the fashion and entertainment industries, is devoting her summer to giving back to the community.

After her summer associate internship was canceled because of COVID-19, Shin volunteered to sew masks for a local children’s hospital. Her goal is to make 80 to 100 masks per week.

“I have a background in fashion, a sewing machine and now a lot of spare time,” said Shin. “I know that many students like me had summer plans, jobs and internships that were canceled. This is a difficult time for all of us, but my hope is that I show other students and members of our community that there are still things we can do to make a difference and help people in need.”

Shin will begin working on masks full-time as soon as she finishes final exams on May 1. She is accepting donations to purchase fabric with Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, Harry Potter and other fun patterns that would help children feel more excited about wearing face masks. Those interested in donating funds or clean, 100% cotton fabric can contact her at

Shin is one of many members of our community helping others during the pandemic. Read the feature article in The Daily.