Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Vancouver, WA
What advice would you offer to incoming 1L Law Students?
Relax. See the big picture. You are here for a reason and you are going to do fine if you participate and put in the work.
Why did you choose the U of I College of Law?
Financially, it made the most sense. The community around a small campus like this has a multitude of benefits, namely accessing guidance from faculty and other students. Idaho has a lot of opportunities—especially Boise.
Why do you want to be an attorney?
Legal professions open up doors. From defending the rights of our constitution to starting a company, both are heavily facilitated by the application of a legal education.
What has been your favorite course or who has been your favorite professor since starting your legal education?
My favorite course has been Property. Professor Miller is a passionate teacher and will always make issues relevant to current, local events which makes learning a bit easier in my opinion.
Which College of Law student organization stands out to you and why?
My unbiased opinion is that the Real Estate Law and Land Use Club is the best organization in the school. The president of this club, Luke Brown, works hard to create opportunities that connect students with legal professionals in the area.
Which student services office has been particularly helpful?
Admissions! I think one of the most difficult times of law school is the anticipation and transition into your law school career. Admissions at the UI COL makes sure to make this transition as smooth as possible and it goes a long way toward students’ success in the fall.
What is your favorite Moscow/Boise recommendation?
In Boise, I would spend some time on the Greenbelt. I find exercise to be my escape from the rigors of law school, so I choose to ride my bike on the Greenbelt once a day. This is a healthy way to destress and get away from the books.
Give one “fun fact” about yourself
I have traveled to 11 countries and sailed in four of them.