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!
I’m Sami Alsawaf, and I am a 3L from Melbourne, Florida where I attended the University of Florida. While there, I majored in Political Science and Psychology. I was involved with College Democrats and worked as a research assistant in the Psychology Department. As a junior, I had the opportunity to intern at the State Capitol in Tallahassee where I worked in the Office of Economic and Demographic Research. I decided to come to William & Mary because I truly felt like the school cared about my best interest–they weren’t going to let me fall through the cracks. When I visited, everyone was so nice and genuine that I could tell people weren’t putting on a show for me. Everyone here is welcoming and always willing to work together. In addition to the sense of community, I also really loved the Williamsburg area. The area is just so beautiful! I’m also involved in a few activities. I’m President of the Women’s Law Society and an Articles Editor for the Journal of Women and the Law.
My name is Marc Greco, and I am a 2L from the Bronx, New York. I attended college at Boston University, where I majored in Philosophy and was an active member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. At William & Mary, I am a member of Law Review and the intramural softball team. When I am not busy with law school life, I enjoy playing sports, listening to music, and going to concerts.
My name is Alyssa Kaiser, and I am a 1L from the small town of Belvidere, New Jersey. I am a 2016 graduate of Seton Hall University in New Jersey, majoring in Psychology and Political Science. Deciding to attend law school was a natural decision for me, as I have always been attracted to the practice of law. Whether it be from my high school days, during which I obsessively watched trials on television, to my undergraduate career, where I had the opportunity to more concretely confirm my passion for the law through internships and research opportunities, my excitement has never wavered. William & Mary stood out to me among other law schools, and I find myself especially impressed by their commitment to create “citizen lawyers.” I am eager to find out what this first year of law school has in store for me and the rest of the Class of 2019!
I’m Eric Reid, and I’m a 2L from Memphis, Tennessee. I attended George Washington University where I double majored in International Relations with a focus on East Asia and Japanese Language and Literature. I began thinking about law school while in undergrad, and after spending some time working in the field, I decided to go to law school. I am interested in many areas of law, including business transaction law, election law, and veterans law. After a summer with LeClairRyan and the William & Mary Veterans Benefits Clinic, I am looking forward to continuing my legal education.
My name is Liesel Zimmerman, and I am a 2L originally from Niagara Falls, New York. I graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. This past summer, I was a Law Clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York. I enjoyed my experience so much that it has confirmed my interest in becoming a prosecutor. Here at William & Mary, I am involved in the Christian Legal Society, the Moot Court Team, the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law.
My name is Blake Willis, I am a 2L from Eastford, Connecticut. I attended Seton Hall University in New Jersey, where I studied International Relations. I was an active member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity and graduated from SHU in December, 2014. I came to William & Mary Law School because of its commitment to creating “citizen lawyers” and the active community that the school embodies. At W&M, I am involved in the Student Bar Association as a 2L class representative, the Federalist Society, Election Law Society, and the Bill of Rights Journal. I spent my 1L summer at the Virginia Department of Elections in Richmond.
I’m James Zaleski, and I am a 1L from Midlothian, Virginia. I completed by undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech in 2014 where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a second major in International Studies. I spent the past two years teaching Spanish in rural South Carolina as an AmeriCorps member with Teach for America. I chose William & Mary Law School because of its vision of developing citizen lawyers and its strong commitment to public service. I am currently serving as the Public Service Admission Ambassador, and I look forward to beginning my legal studies at the oldest law school in the country!