Christine Jacobs - Class of 2021
Before Law School…
I graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History in 2014 and then completed a Master of Public Administration in 2016 through the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics at WVU. In 2016-2017 I worked for the WVU LGBTQ+ Center and Women’s Resource Center assisting in program development and resource assistance for LGBTQ+ and other minority students. Then, from 2017-2018 I worked at WVU’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion assisting in gender-based violence prevention education (Title IX), diversity initiatives, and advocacy work for students affected by sexual violence, discrimination, and harassment.
Why WVU Law?
I chose WVU Law because of its emphasis on giving back to the state of West Virginia and its people, and the College’s clear dedication to its students’ success as aspiring attorneys. In the first few weeks as a 1L, I quickly came to see the great emphasis the College puts on student success through the Academic Excellence Center and its programs and the great amount of student support from the administration and faculty in general.
I am interested in too many areas at this point, but am excited to explore as many as I can! I am mainly interested in Public Interest, Civil Rights & Human Rights, Labor & Employment, Family, and Immigration Law.
In 10 years…
In 10 years I hope to be in a career that provides services to our country’s most vulnerable populations. Whether advocating for human rights through work in Immigration Law, working to end discrimination and harassment against LGBTQ+ people and people of color through Employment or Civil Rights Law, or ensuring that women and children are protected from violence through Family Law, my hope is that I can give back through social justice work within the legal field.
Outside of Law School…
I love spending time with my incredible family and my beautiful little niece. Although I no longer work at the University I sure do miss my “kids” (students), and like to continue to participate in diversity programming and assist the LGBTQ+ Center and LGBTQ+ Commission with their work as I can.
And of course, who doesn’t enjoy crime shows and documentaries on Netflix?