Class of 2004
Counsel to Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary
United States Senate
Undergraduate institution: Iowa State University
How did Drake Law prepare you for your career?
I believe the classes at Drake Law will prepare students for any legal career. While at Drake, I earned a Legislative Practice Certificate, in addition to a legislative internship in Washington D.C. with the United States Senate Finance Committee. Those experiences, in addition to a summer course I took, have proved to be beneficial to me in my career. What information would you like to share with a prospective Drake Law student?
My advice would be for students to think about and truly explore national opportunities when it comes to externships, jobs, and internships. Professor Albert was an influential force as he introduced me to Drake alumni and other contacts that ultimately assisted me in securing my current position. I encourage people to work in Washington D.C. in policy making jobs as it is a booming area with growing opportunity.