CLASS OF 2016
BEFORE LAW SCHOOL …
Before law school, I spent about 20 months working various fun jobs. I coached volleyball in Huntington, WV, I was a church camp staff director in Hinton, WV, and I worked at Black Bear Burritos here in Morgantown. The time off was a good break from class and studying. It also has helped me appreciate being a full-time student.
WHY WVU LAW?
I chose WVU for several reasons, price not least among them. Other than that, West Virginia has always been my home. Even though I appreciate being close to family, I wouldn’t sacrifice educational or experiential opportunities just to stay in my comfort zone; WVU’s faculty is diverse and HIGHLY qualified! They challenge me daily but are so accessible and down to earth. I think they sweat inspiration.
My interest in law is primarily community driven. I find the guidelines that we have made to govern ourselves to be a thing of wonder!
IN 10 YEARS …
In 2023 I will still be learning! One thing that is so appealing about the practice of law is the variety. It lends itself to curiosity; you can litigate complex issues, research policy implications, or write every will for a small town’s population. Either way, every day offers a new way to expand your knowledge or perspective.
OUTSIDE OF LAW SCHOOL …
Whenever I have time to smell the roses, I kick back with friends at one of Morgantown’s great local eateries or soak up some quiet time on the rail trail or at Cooper’s Rock. There’s live music almost any day of the week if you know where to look and the locals are so inviting, you can’t help but make friends anywhere you go. The culture around WVU is educated but laid-back… the best atmosphere for going through the rigors of earning a JD!