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Karissa Blackburn

Karissa Blackburn

Karissa Blackburn - Class of 2020

Before Law School…

I worked as a print journalist for almost three years. I did a lot of freelance work, and I worked as a military reporter in North Carolina at Camp Lejeune with the Marine Corps. Before I came to Law School, I was a senior reporter at a newspaper in eastern Kentucky.

Why WVU Law?

Law has always been an interest of mine, and I felt in my previous career that it was time to move forward and make a change. WVU Law is its own community, and the upperclassmen and the administration all want to help students. We are all in this together. I looked at several law schools, and if I had gone to another place, I don’t think I would be as successful as I will be at WVU Law.

Law Interest:

I’m interested in International Law and Human Rights. I’m very interested in finding the intersectionality between international law and mental health.

In 10 Years…

In 10 years, I’m not sure where I want to be specifically. Whether I’m involved in policy work or I’m working in a private firm, I just want to help people and make a difference.

Outside of Law School…

In my spare time, I’m a writer and I enjoy poetry. I recently started running and hiking. I’ve never been an outdoorsy person, but that’s something new I’ve been trying out. I also like to watch the Food Network and I like to cook.

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