Summer Experience

W&L Law students spend their summers working in a variety of settings, from law firms to corporations to non-profits. Read some of their stories below.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Law, Policy and Diplomacy

Anahita Mohtasham-Gharagozloo is a current 2L, originally from Miami, Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2016 with degrees in History, Literature, and Creative Writing. At W&L, Anahita is Co-President of the International Law Society, Secretary of the W&L chapter of the American Constitutional Society, and a Junior Editor for the German Law […]

Monday, August 26, 2019

Learning the Material

Ashley Duckworth is a third-year law student. She was born and raised in Greeneville, TN and attended undergrad at Wofford College, where she majored in Government and minored in History. At W&L Law, she is a Burks Scholar, Co-President of the Tax Law Society, a Law Ambassador, and a student worker at the Tech Desk. […]

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Compassion and Patience

Khadija Dukes is from Conyers, GA. She attended the University of Georgia, where she received a BA in Magazine Journalism and a BA in Comparative Literature. At W&L she is a member of the Black Law Student’s Association, Women Law Student’s Organization, and the Christian Legal Aid Society. What did you do for work this […]

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Taking on Big Challenges

Karlo Goronja is a rising 2L. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. He spent his summer as a judicial intern with the DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review at the New York City immigration court. Describe your work experience. Most of my time was spent researching interesting topics and writing decisions, memos, and responses to motions […]

Monday, August 19, 2019

Focusing on the Facts

Brooke Wilson is a second-year law student from Briarcliff Manor, New York. She graduated in 2016 from Cornell University with a degree in Chemistry & Chemical Biology. At W&L Law, she is Vice President of Education of the Environmental Law Society, a staff writer for the Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and a […]

Monday, November 05, 2018

Ready for Trial

Kathy McLaughlin is a current 3L at W&L Law. She is originally from Seattle, WA and received her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. For her 3L year, Kathy is a student in the criminal justice clinic, a senior articles editor for the German Law Journal, and Vice President of Media for the Women Law Students […]

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Finding Your Path

Kristen L. Mynes is a Washington and Lee third-year law student. Kristen spent her summer abroad in Frankfurt, Germany. As a centrally located city, Frankfurt allowed Kristen to travel and take her W&L gear on many adventures across Europe. This summer, I worked for Jones Day in Frankfurt, Germany. Jones Day partners with the German […]

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Success at the Firm

John Milani is a second year law student from Armonk, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 2017 with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. At W&L, John is a Kirgis Fellow, a Sports Czar, and an executive board member for Phi Alpha Delta. What did you do for work this summer? This summer, […]

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

One Profession, Many Jobs

Blair Barker grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She attended Jacksonville State University where she majored in Criminal Justice and played on the soccer team. At W&L Law, she is Vice President and Treasurer of PILSA. What did you do for work this summer? For the first month of summer, I clerked for a small disability […]

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Access to Education

Carrie Macon is a second-year law student from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2011 with a degree in Political Science. Prior to law school, she taught fifth grade in Nashville and Johnson City, Tennessee. At W&L Law, she is a staff writer for the Washington and Lee Law Review and a […]