10 Questions with Gabby Vance

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1. Who are you?
Hi! My name is Gabby Vance and I am a 2L from Severna Park, Maryland. I graduated from Elon University in 2018. I went straight through form undergrad to law school. In undergrad, I studied abroad in Prague twice! I am also a huge Washington Capitals fan. You will probably find me at the law school doing something SBA related (I am Secretary for our student government) or in my carrel on the second floor of the library with Dunkin’ coffee in hand.

2. What are you reading right now?
The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Highly recommend!

3. What is your Cheese Shop order?
The pastrami sandwich with the house dressing on focaccia! The house dressing is a must.

4. Favorite study spot in the law school?
I love study room K on the second floor of the library. Any student can reserve law school study rooms.

5. Who is your legal idol?
Bryan Stevenson. If you want to talk about the Equal Justice Initiative, I am your girl!

6. What is your go-to at Aromas?
William’s White! It is like a White Chocolate mocha but better. I also add whip cream.

7. Favorite arbitrary law?
In Montana, you are required to remain on stage throughout the duration of a performance. I personally could not imagine a Taylor Swift concert without a good crowd surf.

8. Favorite spot to eat in town?
Blaze Pizza in NewTown or Amber Ox in Colonial Williamsburg.

9. One thing you wish you would have known before applying to law school.
How important mentorship is to a law school experience, especially your first year. I am so fortunate to have had two really influential mentors here. I am not sure where I would be without them. You know who you are.

10. Your motivation for law school.
I grew up in a very homogeneous town. My sophomore year of college, I did a domestic study abroad throughout the Deep South where I was exposed to injustices taking place in the United States. I had thought about going to law school for a long time but this experience really solidified my decision to go straight through from undergrad.