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4 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

The first honorary degree given by Knox was a law degree-an honorary doctor of laws- awarded in 1860 to Abraham Lincoln. Knox graduates are successfully practicing law in a wide variety of fields and places. Here are just a few:

1. Some go to law school.

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Ellen Fischer '16

University of California, Irvine School of Law, Mackenzie Anderson '16

American University, Hiba Ahmed '15

Loyola Law School, Caleb Wiedner '15 & Mary McLeod '15

George Washington University, Yun Lin '15

2. Some go into private practice.

Attorneys, Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C., St. Louis, Missouri. Dudley McCarter ‘72, Joel Christensen ‘06.

Attorney, Jones Day, Chicago, Illinois. Erica Jaffe '08.

Criminal Defense Attorney, Morris Smith Starns & Sullivan PC, Amy Lammers ‘03.

Attorney and Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago, Illinois. Charles Smith Jr. '84.

Attorney, Private Practice, Prairie Village, Kansas. As pro bono attorney, argued the Cruzan "right to die" case before the United States Supreme Court in 1989. William H. Colby '77.

3. Some go into education.

Howard E. Buhse Professor of Finance and Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Edward Adams '85.

Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Externships at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Cindy Wilson '82.

Clinical Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School and Attorney and Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP, New York, New York. David Schulz '74.

Director, International Women's Human Rights Clinic and Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. Susan Deller Ross '64.

4. Some find success in other areas of law.

Associate Attorney, Tokyo Electron US Holding, Kama Andoryu ‘08

Assistant General Counsel at Office of the General Counsel, Council of the District of Columbia, Manasi Venkatesh ‘06.

Intellectual Property Attorney, MGA Entertainment, Shirlene Love ‘05.

Assistant Public Defender, Kankakee County, Drew Parsons ‘05.

Associate Director of Enforcement, NCAA, Brynna Barnhart '03.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.; formerly Clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Margaret Ryan '85.

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