Amanda Greene - Class of 2020
Before law school
For the last two and a half years, I worked as a legal assistant for an attorney in Romney, West Virginia, named Jonathan Brill. He graduated from WVU Law in 2010. I’m also a professional bowler, so I travel all across the country and compete almost every weekend. I got my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Lindenwood University near Saint Charles, Missouri. I spent five and a half years there and ended up getting my MBA and a Master’s in Public Administration while I coached their bowling team.
Why WVU Law?
I was always interested in the legal profession, but I never thought about going to law school. The attorney I worked for, Jonathan Brill, would sometimes ask me when I was going to take the LSAT or when I was going to apply to law school. I finally decided to study and take the LSAT, and I got a good score on it. Then I decided to apply. Jonathan persuaded me to take my career in this direction, and it turned out to be something I’m really passionate about.
I picked WVU Law because I’m from West Virginia, and it’s close to home. All of my friends went to WVU, but since I didn’t go here for my previous degrees, I was never a part of the WVU community. I’ve always wanted to be a Mountaineer.
I’m not sure yet. The law office I worked for before coming to school did general practice, but they also did a lot of litigation, which I find very interesting. As of right now, I want to take courses in everything and discover what I’m passionate about as I learn about various fields of law.
In 10 years…
I want to be in this profession to help and serve others. My ultimate goal is to help people on a day-to-day basis and get back to my hometown to be with people that I’ve known my whole life.
Outside of law school…
My dad owns a bowling alley, so I grew up in the bowling industry and have been bowling my whole life. Bowling will always be a part of my life. Outside of law school, I like to do anything outside. Spending time with my family is really important to me, and I try to go home as much as possible.