Lindsey   Phillips

Home State

Georgia 

Undergraduate Institution and Graduation Year

Mercer University, 2017

Legal Interests

Healthcare Law, Civil Rights Law, Labor and Employment Law

Hobbies

Watching Netflix, watching Sports and reading

Why did you choose Cumberland?

In addition to the scholarship package I received, I chose Cumberland because of the familial feel; everyone at Cumberland couldn’t stop talking about how much of a close-knit community Cumberland was. I was excited to experience that for myself. After my first year, I know that everything everyone said about Cumberland was true. Everyone is a family at Cumberland, and it has become my home away from home.

What do you most enjoy about studying law in Birmingham? What do you like to do in Birmingham?

There are a lot of cool, hidden spots around Birmingham and around campus. I enjoy finding new places to study, especially when the weather is nice. I also like to find different restaurants. There are so many nice eateries around the Homewood and Birmingham areas. There are also a great deal of fun social venues downtown that I enjoy going to.

Student Organizations and Extracurricular Activities

Admissions Ambassador, Black Law Students Association, Trial Advocacy Board, Judge Abram Curuthers Fellow, Career Development Advisory Board

If you could give any advice to your pre-law school self, what would you say? 

I would advise myself not to worry too much. I worried about everything my first semester. In law school, it is so easy to become stressed and overwhelmed. But often times, you just have to take a deep breath, do your best, and then rest.