Meet Courtney Smallwood
Year in Law School: 3L
Law School Division: Day
Certificate Program: Criminal Litigation
|Undergraduate School:||Olivet Nazarene University|
|Undergraduate Major:||Criminal Justice|
|Student Organization Involvement:||
Women in Law, Lambda Moot Court, Advocates, Mentor/Mentee, NLG Legal Observers
|Internship/Externship Experience:||Clerk at a private law office|
|Clinic Program(s):||Criminal Defense (Professor Kling)|
|Favorite Class:||Criminal Procedure|
|Career Plans:||Privately practice criminal litigation|
|Cubs or Sox:||Sox (duh)|
|Deep Dish or Thin Crust:||Deep dish|
|Favorite Menu Item From the Spaketeria:||Grilled cheese with fries|
|Favorite Distraction From Studying:||Running|
|Hobbies:||Running, cheerleading, volunteering|
|Fun Fact:||Only child|
How did you first become interested in law school?
Knew I wanted to be an attorney for a long time, but after meeting and job shadowing a few attorneys, my goals were finally confirmed.
Why did you choose Chicago-Kent?
What do you think prepared you best for law school?
Prior interning at a law firm before coming to law school.
What have you enjoyed most about your Chicago-Kent experience?
Some of my professors, the doors they can open for my future are unreal, they have really helped to shape me into a future lawyer.
What advice would you give to someone considering law school?
Don't write in pen in your books, especially first year. You think you know what the reading is saying, but really you don't, so it's way easier to just erase the pencil marks.
What do you like most about Chicago?
The diversity of the neighborhoods. I like being able to go out in different sections of the city and the atmosphere just being so different.
Where do you plan to practice after graduation?