Brice Phillips - Class of 2021
Before Law School…
Before law school I was completing my undergraduate degree in Forensic and Investigative Science at Texas A&M University. I was actively involved in Student Government, where I served as an off-campus Student Senator. Additionally, I worked as an intern for a both a Criminal Defense Attorney and for the College Station Police Department.
Why WVU Law?
Primarily I was drawn to WVU by their reputation for Public Interest Law which is the field that I plan to go into after graduation. The Innocence Project clinic was also a big part of my decision. I am passionate about fighting injustice, and WVU offers me the opportunity to serve others before I graduate. Secondary to those things, I wanted the chance to explore a different part of America for a few years, and West Virginia is so beautiful and very different from Texas.
The fields of law I am most interested in are Constitutional or Civil Rights law. I am not sure where I will end up after Law School, but I know I want to serve those who do not have the resources to fight for themselves. Now more than ever, it is so important to ensure that everyone receives equal treatment under the law, regardless of their background, race, ethnicity, or religious beliefs.
In 10 years…
In 10 years I hope that I will have changed the world in some way. I hope to be working with a public interest law group such as the ACLU or the Innocence Project and working on my campaign for Mayor of Houston, Texas. These next 10 years are going be very busy!
Outside of Law School…
Outside of law school I enjoy theater and traveling. If I could go to New York every day… I would. I also enjoy running and day-dreaming about the awesome dog I will have in the future. I also love going to the movies. Every year I try to see every movie that was nominated for an Oscar.