Meet Leah Eubanks
Year in Law School: 2L
Law School Division: Day
Certificate Program: Intellectual Property
|Hometown:||New Lenox, IL|
|Undergraduate School:||Purdue University|
|Undergraduate Major:||Civil Engineering|
|Graduate School:||Kellogg School of Management|
|Previous Occupation:||Civil Engineer|
|Student Organization Involvement:||
Chicago-Kent Advocate, Chicago-Kent Student/Alumni Board, Intellectual Property Law Society, Chicago-Kent Mentor, Federalist Society
|Favorite Class:||Patents, Developments & Genetic Resources
Undecided. With my background, I'm leaning towards IP litigation, construction law, or corporate law.
|Cubs or Sox:||Cubs!|
|Deep Dish or Thin Crust:||Depends on the pizza joint|
|Favorite Menu Item From the Spaketeria:||Soup|
|Favorite Distraction From Studying:||Mindless television, pleasure reading, international travel|
|Fun Fact:||I dove with the great whites in South Africa.
How did you first become interested in law school?
I always had an interest in law school, but my interest was peaked during a class I took at Kellogg called Business Law for Entrepreneurs. During that class I determined I was intrigued by intellectual property issues in the international landscape.
Why did you choose Chicago-Kent?
Chicago-Kent has a very reputable intellectual property law program in the Chicago area.
What do you think prepared you best for law school?
My time spent working a full-time job as a civil engineer while pursuing my MBA at night was what best prepared me for law school. Law school, especially the first year, is extremely time-consuming. The time I spent working and going to school conditioned me for long days and weekends of work.
What have you enjoyed most about your Chicago-Kent experience?
I actually really enjoy everything about Kent—the classes are engaging, the readings are thought-provoking, and the extracurricular activities are a welcomed relief from the workload.
What advice would you give to someone considering law school?
Talk to all the lawyers you can to determine whether this is a career you really want to pursue. If you are not excited about it, your chances of success probably are not good.
What do you like most about Chicago?
I have lived here all my life. It is the most amazing city in the nation. There is always something to do, and always a new restaurant to try.
Where do you plan to practice after graduation?
If I leave Chicago, it will be to move someplace warm.