Originally, I had my heart set on staying in Houston and was all set to attend law school there. However, after visiting TU for Pre-Law Day, I realized that the atmosphere at TU matched what I had experienced during my high school and undergraduate career. I really liked that the professors took a genuine interest in the students and took the time to ask about their students’ lives (and learn everyone’s names!)- I sat in on a class at a different law school and the professor did not know any of his students’ names! I definitely did not want to be in an environment where I felt the professors were not approachable. Also, all the potential students I met were very supportive and did not come across as the cutthroat, book-hiding type. And the last, and maybe biggest reason I decided to attend TU Law was the amazing support from April Fox!
2. What made you interested in pursuing law?
During my junior year of college, I interned at a pre-school for Communications Disorders to gain some real-life experience outside of the classroom. While working there, I met some incredible kids and teachers who I felt fell victim to the shortcomings in the system. I saw many of the kids pushed out of the school into the public school system before they were ready. Also, many parents who did not know how to handle a child with a communication disorder would sometimes abuse their child setting back any progress made at school. I wanted to help out these kids and pursuing law seemed like the best way.
3. Where did you do your undergraduate studies and what did you study?
I attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and decided to pursue a double major in economics and psychology.
4. What are you looking forward to/excited about this semester?
I am really excited to pursue something new. Law school is so different from anything that I have ever done and it is a new adventure for me as corny as that may sound!
5. What class sounds most interesting to you this semester and why?
Torts! Torts was the first class I previewed during my law school tour and I remember being really interested in the subject matter. That day the professor was teaching the idea of false imprisonment; he made a student come to the front of the class and started to “falsely imprison” him. The professor made the situation hilarious and the whole class had a great time. That class was so much fun and made me look forward to learning it when I got to law school.
6. What is one fun fact about yourself?
Fencing is a huge a part of my life. I started fencing right before college, but became captain by my senior year. I loved it so much that I spent my year off teaching others to fence and acted as a conditioning coach at my local fencing club. Even though it will have to take a backseat to law school, I will definitely keep up with it!