Seth Heim grew up in a military household with a strong service ethic. He worked in intelligence for the U.S. Government for seven years, then moved to the private sector. He was out of school for 15 years before entering Chicago-Kent. During law school, he participated in moot court and law review at the same time. Professor Hank Perritt is one of his mentors because of their shared interest in global issues.
The job I have now is the job I'll have after graduation. We're a relatively small think tank. The majority of us have military or intelligence backgrounds, but nobody in the company had a legal background. At a meeting one day, someone said, "It would be great if we had a lawyer on the staff, somebody who both knew the company's methodology and could bring legal expertise to how we draft our contracts." I raised my hand.
I looked into law school knowing it would be an evening program. Time and again, Chicago-Kent came up as being the top contender for a part-time program. I wanted a school that would understand the constraints of having a work/life balance. And I wanted a diverse student body, people from different backgrounds with different expertise. I haven't been disappointed. It's nice having classmates who bring a dimension of professional experience to their studies.
I have two goals: I want to make sure I have the fundamental skills to be a well-rounded legal practitioner. The idea is that I can take off my analyst's hat, put on my lawyer's hat, and represent the company in that capacity. I also want to pursue my personal interests, which lean toward international law, and the program here at Chicago-Kent is robust.