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.

10 Questions with Jamie Eisner

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Jamie Eisner is a 2L from Yorktown, Virginia

Jamie is a 2L from Yorktown, Virginia

  1. Who are you?
    My name is Jamie, and I grew up in Yorktown, VA.  I went to Wake Forest for undergrad (go Deacs!), and I spent a year living in Thailand as a English teacher and backpacking around Southeast Asia before starting at W&M Law.  Some fun facts about me: I am a big fitness junky, I love sushi and Thai food, I am left-handed, I can do a backflip.
  1. What are you reading right now?
    My textbooks :/
  1. What is your Cheese Shop order?
    I’m a vegetarian, so either the veggie sandwich or a grilled cheese.
  1. Favorite study spot in the law school?
    You can find me on the second floor of the library in one of the carrels by the back windows – come say hi!
  1. Who is your legal idol?
    RBG (who else?)
  1. What is your go-to at Aromas?
    Chai latte (Aromas chai > Starbucks chai)
  1. Favorite arbitrary law?
    In Washington state, “the premeditated, wilful, or wanton slaying of Sasquatch shall be unlawful” (used to be a felony, now only a misdemeanor!).  According to the ordinance, “Sasquatch” may also be known as “Yeti,” “Bigfoot,” or “Giant Hairy Ape.” [Ordinance No. 1969-01]
  1. Favorite spot[s] to eat in town?
    Fat Canary and Amber Ox
  1. One thing you wish you would have known before applying to law school.
    Everything works out the way it’s supposed to. Trust the process!
  1. Your motivation for law school.
    Knowing that one day all of this hard work will be worth it when I’m helping to give my clients the best possible legal representation.