Aileen Almonte grew up in Albany, NY and obtained her B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. Before attending Washington and Lee Law School, she worked as a litigation paralegal at the Manhattan law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLC.
Why W&L Law - Fall 2015
Each year, we ask our incoming 1L students to reflect on their law school search and what ultimately led them to W&L Law. Read their stoires below.
Alan Carrillo is a first-year law student from Bedford, TX. He attended Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA, where he studied government and national security. After graduation in 2012, he spent a year working for International Justice Mission in Nairobi, Kenya. While on staff at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX, he helped build a mentoring program for thousands of business owners and corporate executives in Dallas-Fort Worth. He is a huge Dallas sports fan, and will always consider the Shenandoah Valley his second home.
Kelly Chrisman is from Monroe, Connecticut and went to James Madison University for her undergraduate degree. She was first truly exposed to the law during an internship at Carroll, Curseaden & Moore, a boutique property firm in Connecticut. She is interested in exploring corporate law.
Charu Kulkarni is from Bangalore, India. She holds a BA in political science from Carleton College and an MA in the social sciences from the University of Chicago, with an emphasis on South Asian history. She first became interested in the law while taking a class on using linguistics to interpret legal terms in their historical context. In her free time she loves watching movies, swimming, and following the 2016 US presidential election.
Originally from Salem, VA, Jonathan Murphy spent the last few years prior to coming to law school working for a non-profit in Eastern and Central Africa. His experiences working overseas are what drew him to law school and the unique transnational law program at W&L is what brought him to Lexington.