LAW SCHOOL: Duke University School of Law
STATUS: 3L (Class of 2015)
UNDERGRADUATE: B.S., Public Affairs, Public Policy Analysis; University of Indiana, Bloomington
OTHER DEGREE: LL.M. in International & Comparative Law, Duke Law
HOMETOWN: Schererville, Indiana
For Jana Kovich, a 3L at Duke University School of Law, successfully tackling public policy issues is a matter of scale. Studying public affairs and public policy analysis as an undergraduate at the University of Indiana-Bloomington, she said that she often found the issues at hand too large to fully comprehend or decisively resolve.
“You could fashion legislation or regulations to fix one aspect and the issue would break apart somewhere else,” Kovich said in a telephone interview. “I felt so overwhelmed by the complexity of each problem and the realization that there were no perfect solutions — there weren’t even reasonably comprehensive solutions.”