Undergraduate Institution and Graduation Year
Auburn University, 2017
I believe my skill set is geared more towards transactional work, but I am not ruling out litigation until getting more exposure in that area.
What do you think is the best thing about Cumberland?
The best thing about Cumberland is definitely the camaraderie between students, professors, and other faculty members. Every person at Cumberland wants the best for each other and that is something that will last well beyond law school.
Why did you choose Cumberland?
I chose Cumberland because several of my mentors in undergrad are alumni and they had a huge impact on my life. Another reason I chose Cumberland was the location. Birmingham is a great city that just keeps getting better all the time. Additionally, it is close to my hometown, and I have several family members that live here.
What do you most enjoy about studying law in Birmingham? What do you like to do in Birmingham?
The greatest thing about studying law in Birmingham is the access you have to the legal profession of Alabama. Birmingham has the largest population of attorneys in the state, and there are countless opportunities for meeting with them and growing your network. Additionally, Birmingham has a lot to offer outside of law school including golf courses, concerts, breweries and great food.
Student Organizations and Extracurricular Activities
I am a member of the Air and Space Law Society as well as the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Next year I will participate in the Henry C. Strickland Negotiation Competition and the Mediation Competition. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing golf and going to sporting events.
If you could give any advice to your pre-law school self, what would you say?
I would tell myself that you need to spend some time away from school each week. I spent all of my time in the library first semester and ultimately did not make the most of that time. Second semester I allowed myself to take more time away from school, and the result was being more efficient and effective when I was on campus.
What do you plan to do after graduation?Honestly, I am still trying to determine what area of the law I want to pursue. At the moment I see myself working more on the transactional side, but as I take more classes and participate in competitions I know that what I am meant to do will become clearer. Another option could be taking an additional year of school and getting an LL.M. in a certain area.