Student Posts

The World’s Largest Democracy

This past summer I had the privilege of working for the South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC) in New Delhi, India. Having previously studied abroad in India during my undergraduate career I had a strong desire to return to the world’s largest democracy with some legal knowledge under my belt. After receiving an offer… Continue reading The World’s Largest Democracy

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A Common Bond

Most often what attracts us to different things – people, places, jobs – is a common bond. For me, I definitely share a common bond with the work that I want to do as an attorney. As the daughter of a biracial couple, I found myself naturally drawn to civil rights work. After all, it… Continue reading A Common Bond

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A New Sense of Community

The sense of community at UVA Law played a huge role in my decision to come here. I wanted to learn from and make meaningful connections with my classmates. For me, the relationships I was going to build outside the classroom were as important as the professors teaching the classes. As I began 1L last… Continue reading A New Sense of Community

Conversations with Practitioners

Adam Heyman

Conversations with Practitioners is our ongoing series in which we ask current practitioners about their careers. 1. What do you currently do? I am a public defender at the Legal Aid Society in the Criminal Defense Practice in Brooklyn, New York. 2. What does your job entail? I represent low-income individuals accused of crimes, ranging from low… Continue reading Adam Heyman

Conversations with Practitioners

Major Laura O’Donnell

Conversations with Practitioners is our ongoing series in which we ask current practitioners about their careers. 1. What do you currently do? I am an active duty judge advocate and am currently the Director of the Professional Communications Program at the The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School. As part of that job, I am a… Continue reading Major Laura O’Donnell

Conversations with Practitioners

Emily Martin

Conversations with Practitioners is our new series in which we ask current practitioners about their careers. 1. What do you currently do? I am General Counsel and Vice President for Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center.  The Center is a DC-based organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for women through policy advocacy, public education and… Continue reading Emily Martin

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The Law School Culture: A Public Interest Perspective

Walking through the halls on a daily basis, we hear conversations between fellow classmates discussing law firms, OGIs, the overwhelming amount of confusion from readings for particular classes, and the like. I constantly find myself struggling to remember law firm names, practice areas, and attempting to keep track of the overwhelming number of firms spurring… Continue reading The Law School Culture: A Public Interest Perspective

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Keeping Up Confidence in a Sea of Doubt

The law school timeline for choosing between a public service and a law firm career path is in reality much shorter than it originally appears. As a bright-eyed and idealistic 1L, it seemed like I had all the time in the world to decide where I wanted to start my legal career after graduation; after… Continue reading Keeping Up Confidence in a Sea of Doubt