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Background: Received bachelor's degree in political science and history from LSU; worked at Louisiana House of Representatives before entering law school; member of Legal Association for Women; member of the 2009-10 Moot Court Board; quarterfinalist in the Robert Lee Tullis Competition; accepted to the LL.M. program at Georgetown University.

Why Law School: I have always been interested in the law; the set rules that govern our society. The law effects every aspect of our lives, both in our day-to-day dealings, such as buying groceries at the supermarket, to the large events in our lives, such as buying a house, getting married, or starting a partnership. An understanding of the law will be beneficial both in my future practice and for the rest of my life.

Why LSU Law: I am from Louisiana and always had a desire to stay here. LSU Law offers the personal feel of a small law school with all of the amenities that come from being on the campus of a major university. Additionally, the law school's joint civil/common law program was a huge selling point when I was considering law schools. Being able to tell a large employer with clients in foreign countries that I am familiar with the legal systems of Germany or France is a big advantage.

The Faculty: My biggest surprise about LSU Law was the availability of the faculty. It was surprising that on the first day of school, all of my teachers offered to help us in any way they could. All of my professors had office hours, and I discovered that there really was an open door atmosphere. Although these are some of the most distinguished minds in their respective fields, they seem to always have time for a quick chat or to field any questions you might have concerning the law or otherwise.

The Curriculum: The curriculum at LSU Law is intense and very diverse. There are courses that encompass virtually any interest you might have in the law, as well as many current topics. There are courses on the Law of the European Union, International Intellectual Property, and Internet Law. One of the most interesting things I have discovered is the numerous visiting faculty that the Law Center welcomes every semester. These brilliant minds share their expertise in important and varied topics.

Just for Fun: In my spare time I love to travel with my friends and family.

Jessica Ross

Class of 2010
Anacoco, Louisiana


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