I am a 1L at the William H. Bowen School of Law. I attend school part-time and work at Rainwater, Holt, and Sexton full-time as a Bankruptcy Assistant. I have been working in bankruptcy for about a year; In that time, I have developed a solid procedural understanding of bankruptcy. Before working in bankruptcy, I was unaware of the myriad of situations that lead people to file, and I have a better understanding of the public policy goals of bankruptcy. However, my long term legal interests are decidedly outside of the bankruptcy field.
I have superficial interests in Constitutional Law, Environmental Law (with an emphasis on energy and natural resource policy), and Tort Law. I say "superficial" because I have not worked these practices directly, but I did a fair amount of research in all three of these areas while I was working on my senior thesis at Hendrix College. I explored what, if anything, the U.S. Constitution had to say about environmental regulation and how environmental regulation has been justified throughout American history. In order to completely understand this topic, it was necessary to touch on the common law system (torts) as well as statutory law.
I am seeking any opportunity to further explore these dimensions of law, but I am equally as open to exposure to other types of law as well. I have proven to my current employer, as well as past employers, that I am a quick learner and competent worker. Adaptability and competence are two qualities that make a good employee a great one.