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Michele James '13. Often times, lawyers come out of law school on a different career path than what they initially intended. Michelle James '13, however, has not really strayed from her initial goals, remaining very corporate-minded throughout her first five semesters at the College of Law. (Read More)

Matt Mikhail '13

Matt Mikhail '13. Mikhail, a 3L, spent 10 weeks living and working in Manhattan, as part of a fellowship program created by College of Law alumnus and CEO of The Continuum Company LLC (TCC), Ian Bruce Eichner. Mikhail and classmate Yinan Zhang received hands on legal and business training working for Eichner’s real estate development firm. (Read More)

Yinan Zhang, '13. The path to working at The Continuum Company was far different for Yinan Zhang, '13, than fellow classmate and TCC intern Matt Mikhail '13. While the actual process in applying for and being accepted as an Eichner Family Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellow this summer was the same, she has a unique story as to how and why she ended up at the College of Law. (Read More)

Matt Wiseman '14. After graduating from Ohio Northern, Matt Wiseman '14 came to the College of Law, seeing law school as an opportunity to pursue his interests. "I thought the best way to kind of do something practical in the realm of politics, law, (or) government would be to go to law school and kind of figure it out," Wiseman said of his earlier decision to attend law school. (Read More)

Caitlin Graham '14Caitlin Graham '14. While she might not be pursuing a career in the field, politics has played a large role in Caitlin Graham’s adult life: a summer internship in college, multiple post-graduate positions locally and in Washington, D.C., and she is currently the Law Republicans president at the College of Law. Graham, a 2L from the Kenwood-area in Cincinnati, had her first exposure to politics while attending Ohio University. The summer prior to her sophomore year, Graham interned with Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, working closely with Schmidt’s communications director in Cincinnati. (Read More)

Amberle Houghton '13.As an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, Amberle Houghton '13 majored in strategic communication with an eye towards a career in public relations. After a few internships in the field, however, Houghton "quickly realized" a career in PR would not be a good long-term fit."At that point, I knew I wanted to change my career path and decided to pursue law school because it was something I have always wanted to do," Houghton said. (Read More)

Daya Patibandla '14Daya Patibandla '14. Daya Patibandla '14 had long wanted to attend law school and become an attorney. "I knew I wanted to be an attorney about 20 pages into my first John Grisham book," said Patibandla, of course referring to the classic novel, "The Firm." After working for a year following undergrad, Patibandla took the LSAT and began looking into law schools all across the country. She enrolled at the College of Law last fall and is now halfway through with her three-year law school career. (Read More)

Michelle James '13. Often times, lawyers come out of law school on a different career path than what they initially intended. Michelle James '13, however, has not really strayed from her initial goals, remaining very corporate-minded throughout her first five semesters at the College of Law. (Read More)

Abigail Horn, '13. For virtually every law student, past and present, ‘2L’ year is not nearly as big of an adjustment than the often dreaded first year of law school. In fact, for second-year student Abigail Horn, the biggest change between this year and last might be going from having a pet pig to a puppy. (Read more)

Troy BentonTroy Benton '13. First year student Troy Benton has dedicated himself to service to others, and he plans to continue this path after law school by dedicating himself to service to his country. Benton attended Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) before serving in AmeriCorps for two years. Through that program, he impacted the lives of many students as an academic tutor and mentor; he also touched many in the community as a volunteer. “It was a life-changing experience,” said Benton, and it certainly impacted his plans for the future. (Read more)

Clifford Lauchlan, '14.As a member of the College of Law’s 1L class, Clifford Lauchlan will not be able to take the Client Counseling course for another year. But through his previous experiences, Lauchlan already has several years of practice working with people under his belt. (Read more)

Scott Lewis, '14.Like many of his peers, who similarly did not attend law school straight from undergrad, Scott Lewis has had a number of unique experiences and stories to tell. The 28-year-old, and eldest of five siblings, grew up in California and enrolled at Brigham Young University in 2002. He took off two years to be a missionary for his church and, along the way, became fluent in a Filipino language called Tagalog. (Read more)

Bobbi Dillon '13Bobbi Dillon ‘13.Rising 2L Bobbi Dillon was recently awarded the 2011 Montgomery County (Dayton) "Young Democrat of the Year" award. Given yearly, the award recognizes a member of the Montgomery County (Dayton, OH) Young Democrats who is active in the chapter and dedicated to the party. (Read more)

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