Ciara Peacock - Class of 2024
Before Law School…
Just after college I worked in the Film/TV industry in Austin, Texas as a set dresser and production coordinator, and spent a year working on an organic vegetable farm. In Austin I was also writing, producing and performing stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy. Then I pivoted to the outdoor industry and started working at Snowshoe Mountain Resort as a bartender and as the Snow Reporter with our marketing team. I also spent last fall out in Utah working in Bryce Canyon National Park with the Utah Conservation Corps.
Why WVU Law?
I was raised on the Virginia side of the Appalachian Mountains, and this region has always felt most like home. Throughout my time in Pocahontas County I recognized a unique commitment to land and community that I felt mirrored my own personal values. WVU Law exhibits this similar commitment through academic and extracurricular programs, so it was an easy choice.
I am primarily interested in studying environmental and energy law. Specifically, sustainable land use as well as advocacy relating to economically depressed regions rich in natural resources.
In 10 years…
Maybe I'll be in-house counsel for a sustainable energy company. Maybe I'll be working with public interest firms litigating prescient environmental issues. Maybe I'll be working in legislation developing economically sustainable policy. There are a lot of options, and I am excited to explore them over the next three years.
Outside of Law School…
These days I try to get to the rock-climbing gym as much as I can between readings! I can't wait to enjoy all the outdoor climbing that WV has to offer. In the winter I am a diehard snowboarder - this year I went cross-country skiing for the first time and I loved it. In the summer I look forward to hiking, backpacking, and gardening. Really, I'm up for any outdoor-related adventure. If I'm inside, I'm probably drinking coffee and doing crossword puzzles or enjoying live music of any genre, though I am partial to country because I absolutely love two-stepping.