Ember Eyster '15L, from Bonita Springs, FL, is a graduate of the University of Florida. She is a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic. After graduation, she will join the Metropolitan Public Defender's Office in Nashville.
Careers in Criminal Law
At W&L Law, we draw a direct line between the foundations of law, its practice and its impact in the real world. In your first years, you will be exposed to the basics of criminal law and procedure, taught by passionate and dynamic instructors routinely ranked among the nation's best professors. You will continue your study of the justice system with exposure to advanced topics like collateral sentencing or the new frontier of digital innocence, where the government's massive data hauls from surveillance are used to help the accused.
You will cap off your experience with hands-on experience in one of our criminal law-focused clinics or with an externship with a prosecutor, a public defender or a federal or state judge. Or maybe you will work on policy matters and pro bono cases with the W&L chapter of the Innocence Project. These experiences together will lead to great career opportunities in criminal practice, as it did for the students featured below.