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Sarah Warpinski

Skadden Fellow, Legal Aid of Western Ohio
2013 | Toledo, OH
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“As a student with a very specific passion in an emerging area of the law, the faculty and staff assisted enthusiastically with new research, publication, community engagement, unique internships, and starting a new student organization.”
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What was your experience with MSU Law?
MSU Law excels at personalized experiences for all students through staff and faculty. As a student with a very specific passion in an emerging area of the law, the faculty and staff assisted enthusiastically with new research, publication, community engagement, unique internships, and starting a new student organization. Another strength of MSU Law is the clinical program; my two semesters at the immigration clinic led to an outstanding internship and, eventually, my Skadden Fellowship.

How did extracurricular activities influence your success?
Founding and leading the Modern Abolitionist Legal Society as a student organization allowed me to meaningfully connect with the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force and provided opportunities to network and build my current Skadden project. In addition, my membership in the International Law Review enabled me to publish a scholarly note on the issue of human trafficking in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an opportunity I would not have had without participating in the ILR.

What advice would you offer to those thinking about a career in law?
I would encourage you to get some real world experience and hone your interests before coming to law school. Then I would advise you to come to pursue those passions at MSU Law, a community that will equip and support you fully as you grow.

Is there any additional insight you would like to share? 
Take advantage of the global movement and the upward trend at MSU Law by pursuing your legal education here, either through the J.D. or LL.M programs. This is an environment that will allow you to flourish!


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