Pre-Law Program at Miami University
People in the Spotlight
Read what former students have said about our program, Miami University, law school, being an attorney, and more ...
Jenna Ward (BA, 2010)
I have known that I wanted to go to law school since high school ... My interest was further solidified at Miami after I began to take Constitutional law and Business law courses.
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Jan Shanklin (BA, 2009)
I have pretty much always known that I wanted to go to law school ... My different experiences through high school and here at Miami have just reinforced my decision.
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Eric Cook (BA, 2009)
My interest in law school has stemmed from my parents; they have been telling me that I would become a lawyer forever. In the ninth grade, I interned with an attorney; after that, I knew I wanted to be an attorney ...
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Davis Mello (BA, 2009)
My dad is an attorney; he went to law school in his thirties and started practicing when I was young, so I grew up with that window into the real world. It has always been interesting to listen to him talk about what he is doing at work, so I have always had that influence.
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Susan Duncan (BS, 1987)
I really believe in a commitment to service. Even if your job is not a public interest position you still should do some pro bono or other charitable work ... To be happy in law, you have to ... strike a balance among your family life, your firm life, and your personal development.
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Camille Stewart (BA, 2008)
Nothing really ever sparked my interest like law. Everything about it seemed so interesting, whether it was the stuff that you would see on TV or the real stuff you learned from talking with real people.
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Drew Dorner (BA, 2008)
The fact of the matter is, looking back on my background and the way I work and the way I function, I really can't think of anything else that would fit me more than the field of law. I enjoy communicating. I enjoy giving advice and counsel to others.
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Kate Reid (BA, 2008)
It wasn't until I took the courses with Dr. Jones that I really started to get a sense for how powerful and profound the law is and how I might be able to make a difference in that profession, and how it suited my unique strengths and personality traits. Those classes really cemented the interest I had in law.
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R. Todd Johnson (BA, 1982)
My favorite [movie about the legal profession] of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird. I don't think you can get a better story about what it would be like to be a great lawyer than both the skill that Atticus Finch had and the ethos — you know, his passion to be loyal to his client's cause even in the face of unpopularity. I think it's very inspirational for lawyers.
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