Degree: Juris Doctor
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
"I knew that I'd get a great education without the cost of attending a private law school..."
I chose UMass Law because of its potential. I attended a public university for my undergraduate degree, and when I decided to get my JD, UMass Law was opening its doors. I knew that I'd get a great education without the cost of attending a private law school, and the potential for ABA accreditation was always there.
The students. Everyone in the law school has a different back story. The great thing about that is, we use our differences as a way to learn more about life. It's really hard to stay in a "bubble" here, because one is surrounded by different people each day.
I'm the president of OUTLaw. OUTLaw is an organization for LGBTQ law students and their allies. We serve as a social, support, and political group, and actively combat any discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender both inside and outside of the law school.
We are a new organizaion, but so far we've brought in speakers and worked with other student organizations to bring awareness to, not only LGBTQ issues, but other minority issues as well.