The Admission Office is lucky to have a number of student bloggers lending their writing talents to us by posting about their law school experiences throughout the year.
Learn more about them below!
My name is Liz Berry, and I am a 2L from Westfield Center, Ohio. I came to William and Mary directly after graduating from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. With a double major in History and Political Science and a Pre-law minor, I was certain I wanted to attend law school. I spent my 1L summer at the Ohio Attorney General, Education Division. At the law school, I’m a member of the William and Mary Law Review, part of the Honor Council, a Student Admissions Ambassador, and a Graduate Fellow. I’m interested in civil litigation and regulatory work.
My name is Cathy Brown, and I’m a 1L from Coatesville, Pennsylvania. I went to Franklin & Marshall College where I double-majored in English and Government. As an undergrad, I was very involved with Catholic Campus Ministry. I also sang in the school’s chorus and was on the executive board of the pre-law honor society. I’m interested in elder law, and William & Mary’s Elder Law Clinic was one of the things that attracted me most to this law school. I also had a great experience interning at a legal services office, so I’d like to learn more about nonprofit legal work too.
My name is Graham Bryant, and I’m a 2L from South Boston, Virginia. I attended William & Mary for undergrad, where I earned a BA in English with a history minor. I graduated a year early and, partly because I love Williamsburg and eventually want to live here, continued directly into William & Mary Law School and am the Co-Director of Student Legal Services. I developed a passion for service as an undergrad and decided to pursue a law degree because a JD opens so many avenues for making a difference in your community. After a wonderful summer with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, I’m looking forward to continuing my legal education.
My name is Kelly Green, and I am a 1L from Little Torch Key, Florida. I attended Florida State University, where I earned my B.S. in Sociology with Honors and a minor in English. While in Tallahassee, I was president of the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, Editor-in-Chief of True Nole, and interned at the Florida Law Related Education Association. I have a strong background in quantitative analysis and have published research. Being around lawyers from a young age, I always knew I wanted to attend law school. I look forward to getting involved in the Student Honor Council and learning more about appellate law.
My name is T.J. Keefe, and I’m a native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Penn State in 2010 and taught elementary school for a number of years before joining the Class of 2017. As an undergrad, I majored in Finance and served as a Penn State Lion Ambassador. Upon graduating, I moved to Mississippi and began my career teaching second grade with Teach for America. I decided to attend William & Mary Law because the school maintains an amazing sense of community. While I’m unsure of the type of law that I’d ultimately like to practice, I am certain that I picked the right school. Go Tribe!
Phillip Lecky, Class of 2015
My name is Phillip Lecky. I am a member of the Class of 2015, and my hometown is Woodbridge, VA. I attended the University of Virginia (UVA) where I obtained a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Foreign Affairs. At UVA, I was Evangelism Coordinator for OneWay Christian Fellowship, a peer advisor with the Office of African-American Affairs, and a volunteer with a community organization called Teens Give. I decided to attend law school because I wished to combine my interests in business and economic related affairs with the study of law. I am active with the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) as a Parliamentarian. In addition, I hoped to leave a perpetual positive impact on those that I came in contact with and the world in general, and a profession in the law provides myriad opportunities for doing that.
My name is Kate Lennon, and I am a member of the class of 2017. I am from Mayfield, New York and completed my undergraduate degree at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York where I double majored in Political Science and Legal Studies. I spent my last semester as an undergraduate interning in the Public Information Office of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. After graduation in December of 2013, I worked in an accounting firm until starting law school in the fall of 2014. While at William and Mary Law, I hope to acquire the knowledge and tools to contribute to the fields of criminal and constitutional law after graduation.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Liz Rademacher attended college at American University in Washington, DC, where she majored in Law & Society and minored in Psychology. Since her first year of law school, Liz has been a Graduate Research Fellow and a member of the general board of the Public Service Fund. As a second-year law student, Liz will be joining the staff of William & Mary Law Review and serve as the Lecture Series Coordinator for the Institute of Bill of Rights Law.
My name is John Satira. I am originally from Murrysville, PA and earned a B.A. with Honors in History and a B.A. in International Politics from Penn State University. As an undergraduate student, I was involved with the Penn State Lion Ambassadors and worked as a resident assistant. I chose William & Mary Law because of the amazing opportunities the school offers its students. Though I do not have a specific focus to my legal studies yet, I look forward to getting involved in extracurricular activities and focusing on my classwork to learn more about different types of law.
My name is Christie Wentworth, and I am a 1L from Rochester, NY. I graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a B.A. in International Studies. During my undergraduate years, I developed a passion for public service and spent a lot of my time volunteering with marginalized groups in the Boston community. After graduation, I spent a year working with at-risk youth in the Rochester City School District through AmeriCorps. Despite the overwhelmingly positive aspects of this experience, I came to understand the limitations of my position and decided to come to law school to learn how to advocate more effectively for people in need. I am excited to be a part of the W&M Law community!