Prelaw

INTERVIEW: LAUREN ALTUS ’17, PENN LAW 2L

Lauren Altus is from Hewlett, NY where she lived her whole life. She attended Hewlett High school where she was involved with the school newspaper, literary magazine, and cheerleading. Lauren graduated from high school in 2013 and went straight to Johns Hopkins University. She applied as an English major but…
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INTERVIEW: JAMES COE ’96, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEY

Originally from New York, James Coe enrolled at Johns Hopkins as a Psychology major in 1992. During his four years at Hopkins, he also considered majoring in Chemical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, taking significant coursework in both of those departments. While at Hopkins, he took advantage of some of the…
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INTERVIEW: RACHEL E. PATTERSON, DIRECTOR, PROGRAMS FOR DIVERSITY, ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE

Rachel W. Patterson joined AccessLex Institute as Director, Programs for Diversity at the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence in 2017. At AccessLex, Rachel oversees the Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program and is responsible for implementing the organization’s diversity initiatives designed to help increase the number of underrepresented students admitted…
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INTERVIEW: EMILY PASTRANA ’18, CORPORATE FINANCE LEGAL ASSISTANT

Emily Pastrana is the daughter of Cuban immigrants who moved to Miami, Florida shortly before she was born. The first in her family to go to college, she entered Hopkins knowing that she wanted to major in International Studies. She graduated with honors in 2018, double majoring in Latin American…
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INTERVIEW: ALI ARMAN, 1L, CORNELL LAW SCHOOL

Ali Arman hails from Walnut Creek, California. During her middle and high school years, she discovered a passion for political advocacy and social justice, which lead to her major in Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley. While at Berkeley, she was active in anti-sexual assault and Title IX advocacy…
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INTERVIEW: KELLY CRAWFORD, SENIOR ATTORNEY, FEDEX GROUND

Kelly Crawford grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and started undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh. After two years of trying a class from nearly every major — engineering, math, psychology, stats, neurobiology, and even ROTC — Kelly realized her desire to go into criminal law. As a result, Kelly transferred…
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