Thomas & Patricia Bridgman Scholarship
|Expected year of graduation: 2012|
|Undergraduate Institution/Degree/Major||University of Notre Dame
|Hometown||Beverly Hills, Michigan|
What attracted you to Loyola:
Loyola is nationally recognized for its tradition of academic excellence and supportive Jesuit community. Further, it has a great reputation in the Chicago legal community - which is where I hope to practice.
What is the greatest learning experience you have had at Loyola:
There has not been one specifically outstanding learning experience during my time at Loyola. Rather, collectively, Loyola has been a tremedous law school experience. Loyola provides numerous ways to get involved with the Chicago legal community. These opportunities enable students to expand their legal education in practical settings and become involved with organizations they would never have had the opportunity to be involved in.
Who inspires you and Why:
My grandmother, Helen Casey, was an ardent peace activist and advocate for woman's rights. I admire her drive and ambition. She was one of the first in her family to obtain a college education. She dedicated her life to fighting for social reform within her community and the Catholic Church, while also supporting a family. Despite adversity, she never stopped working to improve the community of which she was a part.
Extracurricular Activities Hobbies and Interests:
- Development Chair, Public Interest Law Society
- Staff Writer, Public Interest Law Reporter
- Legal Writing Tutor
- Law Clerk, Cook County State's Attorney's Office
-Interests/Hobbies: Notre Dame Football; Running; Skiing; Spending time with family in Michigan
Community service or other volunteer activities:
Cabrini Green Legal Aid (Sept 2010 - May 2011)
Area of legal interest and or your intended practice area upon graduation:
I have a strong interst in ligitation. Potentially criminal prosecution.