David Medina, Arizona State Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawSTUDENT NAME: David Medina

LAW SCHOOL: Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (Arizona State University)


UNDERGRADUATE: Bachelor of Science/ Management Science and Engineering/ Stanford University

HOME CITY, STATE: Pico Rivera, California 

At the intersection of engineering and entrepreneurship, David Medina found the law.

As an undergraduate at Stanford University, Medina majored in what he described in an interview as “Startups 101″ – a broad education in all things engineering with a deep dive into the business management side of things. Continue reading


BC LAW SALINAS2STUDENT: Alejandra C. Salinas

LAW SCHOOL: Boston College Law School


UNDERGRADUATE: BBA, Management; University of Texas at Austin

HOME CITY/STATE: Laredo, Texas

Anyone describing Alejandra C. Salinas, a 3L at Boston College Law School, better get used to using the word “first.” Salinas was the first Hispanic president of College Democrats of America, the youth arm of the Democratic Party. She then marked her tenure with membership growth, record-setting convention attendance and increased investments in state organizations. Continue reading


STUDENT: Brendan G. Corrigan

Brendan G. Corrigan, right, pictured inside the United States Capitol with Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-MA).

Brendan G. Corrigan, right, pictured during his summer internship inside the United States Capitol with Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-MA).

LAW SCHOOL: University of Miami School of Law

STATUS: 4L JD/Master in Public Administration Dual-Degree (graduating December 2014)

UNDERGRADUATE: BS in Political Science, summa cum laude, Arizona State University, May 2011

HOME CITY/STATE: Bristol, Pennsylvania

Brendan G. Corrigan is single-minded about the need to protect the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in the United States. And as far as Corrigan is concerned, those protections must begin at home – literally – given the lack of statewide protections in Pennsylvania, where he lives. Continue reading



LAW SCHOOL:  William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn.


UNDERGRADUATE:  University of Northern Iowa – Economics major, Spanish minor

HOME CITY/STATE:  Spirit Lake, Iowa

It seems to have been no contest when it came to choosing the first student to spotlight at William Mitchell College of Law. Faculty members, staff and classmates cited April Bosma for her grit, determination, academic excellence and commitment to serving the community. In her home state of Iowa, she mentored children at a local Boys and Girls Club, and at her law-school’s home base in Minnesota, she’s followed what she calls the “deepest part of my heart” to volunteer at the Secondhand Hounds animal shelter.

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University of Miami law student Noel Pace, right, and alum Ryan Foley, left, helped U.S. Army veteran Hosea Smith, center, obtain Social Security disability payments. Smith is a leukemia patient of the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Miami.

University of Miami law student Noel Pace, right, and alum Ryan Foley, left, helped U.S. Army veteran Hosea Smith, center, obtain Social Security disability payments. Smith is a leukemia patient of the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Miami.

STUDENT NAME: Noel Christian Pace

LAW SCHOOL: University of Miami School of Law and U.S. Army War College (attending concurrently)

STATUS: J.D. – 3L full-time; Master of Strategic Studies, 2nd Year, part-time

UNDERGRADUATE: B.S. in management, Tulane University, New Orleans; Army ROTC Scholarship: Distinguished Military Graduate

OTHER DEGREE/INSTITUTION: Master’s in health administration, Baylor University, Waco, Texas; Master’s of Business Administration, University of Denver.

HOME CITY/STATE OR COUNTRY: Originally Fayetteville, New York (before being commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1993); now a resident of El Portal, Florida.

Think of Noel Christian Pace as a paladin fighting for health justice in the U.S., particularly for giving military veterans the services they deserve. The image of a knight is more appropriate than many might think: This Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and third-year law student at the University of Miami School of Law is concurrently a second-year master’s student at the U.S. Army War College; an Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorpsJD Veteran’s Rights Fellow with the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement (highest grade) for his work in the University of Miami Health Rights Clinic in 2013-2014, and has a history as a leader with health-care organizations in and out of law school. Continue reading


Michael BowenName: Michael Bowen

Law School: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Status: 3L, Part-Time

Undergraduate Institution:  Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Undergraduate Degree/Major: History (major), Political Science (minor)

Home city, State: Shaker Heights, Ohio

Enrolling at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Michael Bowen had an already established career in Cleveland, Ohio, politics. His mother was a two-term councilwoman and Bowen had worked for two mayors and multiple campaigns since 2009. Continue reading


check with Philip Greenberg before use  Philip Greenberg is the only copyright holderSTUDENT NAME: Joseph Chung 

LAW SCHOOL: New York Law School 

STATUS : Rising 2L (2016)

UNDERGRADUATE: University of Texas at Austin. Major: International Relations and Global Studies


Joseph Chung’s sense of himself as an engaged, and engaging, citizen in a global economy developed during his undergraduate years in Austin, Texas. Chung, a 2L at New York Law School, said that’s where he became keenly interested in the complicated legal issues that arise from economic development and the interactions between various foreign and domestic parties. Continue reading


Northeastern CherupLAW SCHOOL:
 Northeastern University School of Law

 Alex Cherup

STATUS: Recent Graduate (class of 2014)

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE/MAJOR: BA Communication and BA Philosophy

UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTION: Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

HOME CITY/STATE: Troy, Michigan

You need to know two things about Alex Cherup: Before he entered law school, he performed as a stand-up comedian, and he worked as an advocate in the disability community in Nevada. Continue reading


BU Pighin StuLimeLaw School: Boston University School of Law

Student Name: Bridgette Pighin

Status: Rising 3L

Undergraduate degree/major: Political Science (Major), Global Studies (Minor)

Undergraduate institution: University of California-Los Angeles

Home city, state: Santa Rosa, California

Bridgette Pighin had a career path firmly in mind when she entered law school, but her experiences there have prompted her to remap it somewhat. Her original goal: assistant general counsel in a corporation. Then came classes in corporations and civil procedure, mentoring and a reality check on jumping right into that role. She realized beginning her career at a law firm would give her a stronger base, and an externship with a federal judge has prompted her to consider pursuing a clerkship as well. Continue reading


Wilda J. Rodriguez, New York Law SchoolSTUDENT NAME: Wilda J. Rodriguez

LAW SCHOOL: New York Law School

STATUS: 4L Evening

UNDERGRADUATE: John Jay College of Criminal Justice                            


Wilda J. Rodriguez is one of many aspiring attorneys who have found a financially sustainable way through law school by attending part-time and working during the day. For Rodriguez, a 4L at New York Law School, the part-time path has also become a road map to a career in immigration law and public policy. Continue reading