Alumni Attorney Talks

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students with helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series features interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.


Captain David Sanders 

Administrative Clerk to Illinois Supreme Court Justice David Overstreet 
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Captain Sanders is also a JAG Officer in the Illinois Army National Guard where he serves as the Senior Trial Counsel (prosecutor) for the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade,  Normal, Illinois. 

 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT David Sanders
    • Law School: Southern Illinois University Law School
    • UIUC Undergraduate Major: Political Science with History Minor
    • David’s Three Words to Describe an Attorney:

Honest | Compassionate | Steadfast

CHECK OUT THIS INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEW BELOW!  

Alumni Attorney Talks

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students with helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series features interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.

Featuring: Aja Carr-Favors

Associate General Counsel for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

QUICK FACTS ABOUT Aja Carr-Favors:
    • Law School: Valparaiso University School of Law
    • UIUC Undergraduate Major: Pre-Law and History
    • Aja’s Three Words to Describe an Attorney:

Challenging | Gratifying Impactful

CHECK OUT THIS INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEW BELOW!

Alumni Attorney Talks

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students with helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series features interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.

Sharone R. Mitchell, Jr.

Illinois Cook County Public Defender 

Sharone R. Mitchell Jr. | Crain's Chicago Business | Crain's Chicago Business

Quick facts about Sharone R. Mitchell, Jr.:
    • Law School: DePaul University College of Law
    • UIUC Undergraduate Major: Political Science
    • Mr. Mitchell’s Three Words to Describe an Attorney:

Empathetic | Critical | Diligent

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To learn more about Mr. Mitchell and the Cook County Public Defender’s Office click here.

Alumni Attorney Talks

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students with helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series features interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.

Featuring: Judge Katherine Kern

Judge Kern is a Federal Administrative Judge with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.  The Merit Systems Protection Board examines important issues related to the federal workforce. The Board is an independent, quasi-judicial agency in the Executive branch that serves as the guardian of Federal merit systems.  The mission of the MSPB is to “Protect the Merit System Principles and promote an effective Federal workforce free of Prohibited Personnel Practices.” 

To learn more about the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board visit their website: U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (mspb.gov).

Quick facts about Judge Kern:

    • Law School: University of Illinois College of Law
    • UIUC Undergraduate Major: Political Communications
    • Judge Kern’s Three Words to Describe an Attorney:

Representative | Story-Teller | Officer-of-the-Court

Be sure to check out this insightful interview!

Alumni Attorney Talks

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series features interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.

FEATURING:  Justice Rita B. Garman

Justice Rita B. Garman, Supreme Court of Illinois

Justice Garman is a member of the Illinois Supreme Court representing the Fourth District.  Learn more about Justice Garman and the Supreme Court of Illinois online!

 

Law School:  University of Iowa College of Law

UIUC Undergraduate Major: Economics

Justice Garman’s Three Words to Describe the Legal Profession:

Challenging | Fulfilling | Inspiring 

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Alumni Attorney Talks

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series will feature interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.

Featuring:  Lynn P. Cohn

Clinical Professor and CO-Director of the Center on Negotiation and Mediation at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Law School: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

UIUC Undergraduate Major: Political Science and Spanish

Professor Cohn’s Three Words to Describe an Attorney:

Many | Service | Never Dull

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Alumni Attorney Talks

FEATURING:  Daissy Dominguez

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series will feature interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.  

Daissy Dominguez

Managing Counsel 

Dominguez Legal Justice Center

          • UIUC Undergraduate Major: Political Science
          • Law School: UIC-John Marshal Law School
          • Daissy’s Three Words to Describe an Attorney:

Compassionate | Hardworking | Advocate

 

Be sure to check out this insightful interview!

 

Ms. Dominguez was also featured in the ABA Women Rainmakers series.  Read more of her helpful insights through this online article!

Alumni Attorney Talks

FEATURING:  Benjamin Ford

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series will feature interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.  

Benjamin Ford 

Assistant University Counsel for the Office of University Counsel

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    • Law School: Southern Illinois University
    • UIUC Undergraduate Major/Minor: Political Science Major with supporting coursework in Psychology
    • Ben’s Words to Describe an Attorney:

Challenging yet Rewarding

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Alumni Attorney Talks

FEATURING:  Franco Benyamin

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series will feature interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.  

Franco Benyamin,  Associate at Fish & Richardson P.C.

    • Law School: Washington University School of Law
    • UIUC Undergraduate Major/Minor: Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Spanish and Leadership Studies
    • Franco’s Three Words to Describe an Attorney:

Inquisitive| Driven| Analytical

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Alumni Attorney Talks

FEATURING:  Julie Pascoe

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series will feature interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.  


Julie Pascoe, Law Clerk Northern District of Illinois

    • Law School: Washington University School of Law
    • Graduate Degree: Master of Social Work, Washington University Brown School of Social Work
    • UIUC Undergraduate Major/Minor: Psychology, minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures (concentrating in Korean)
    • Gap Year Experience: 1 year, Administrative Assistant at a psychologist’s office.
    • Julie’s Three Words to Describe an Attorney:

Learner| Analyzer| Adaptive

Be sure to check out this insightful interview!