It is bittersweet for us to announce staffing changes in the Pre-Law Advising Services office. This month, we say goodbye to our Pre-Law Assistant Dimitria Johnson, as she leaves to pursue work elsewhere on campus. We appreciate Dimitria’s warm smile and many contributions to our office! Many congratulations to her on her new position!
We also send a big “congratulations” to our Pre-Law Graduate Assistant, Donna Davis! Donna is graduating from the College of Law in May. Donna has been an integral part of our office for two years. We’re thrilled for her as she starts her legal career nearby!
We wanted to share a farewell note from Donna:
I have enjoyed my entire experience in the Pre-Law Advising Services Office, and want to express my sincere thanks for the support and encouragement I’ve received as the Graduate Assistant these past two years. I have learned so much from Jamie and Judy and gained a broader perspective on serving students and of the legal profession through service in this position. I have cherished meeting students and feel encouraged by the smart and thoughtful approaches they take in considering law school and a legal career. It has been enjoyable to work on the large and small details of providing ongoing, relevant opportunities for Pre-Law students, and I want to thank Dimitria for modeling her beautiful smile while continuing so many of these tasks.
In this position I have frequently had the opportunity to reflect on my experiences prior to law school, including my professional experiences and the goals and ambitions that drove me to pursue a legal education. During my time in law school, I founded the Education Law & Policy Society, and maintained a strong interest in education and built a network of peers and professionals also in the field of education or interested in the field. After graduation and the completion of the Illinois Bar Exam, I will be joining the firm of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller out of Monticello, IL. I have spent two summers clerking for the firm and look forward to serving our client school districts and specializing in education law. I hope that my experiences have provided insight for other future law students, and I am happy to continue to extend myself as a resource for the Pre-Law Advising Services office.
We will miss Donna and Dimitria, and we wish them the best in their new adventures!
We are pleased to announce that our new Graduate Assistant will be Keith St. Aubin. You will see him around the office starting this fall. Keith is finishing up his 1L year at the College of Law. A native of Oak Lawn, Illinois, Keith completed his undergraduate work at Fordham University in Bronx, NY, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business Administration. He then worked for three years as a patent paralegal at Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., in Chicago.
When you return to campus this fall, say hello to Keith and our new support staff person!