Tuesday evening, September 26, three Wagner College graduates returned to their alma mater to speak with students about their careers in law. The event was co-sponsored by the English department and the Wagner Pre-Law Society.
All of the speakers majored in English at Wagner and spoke about the usefulness of the skills they learned in their English classes for success in law school and in their careers. Afterall, close reading, critical thinking, writing, and research are what lawyers do all day everyday.
The speakers included James Alicea, class of 2013, also a double-major in government, who attended Cornell Law and is now an associate attorney at Wilk Austander in New York; Audriana Mekula, class of 2014, also a double major in sociology, who attended the University of New Hampshire's Franklin Pierce School of Law and is now an assistant attnorney general for New Hampshire's department of justice; and Jaclyn Sceusa, class of 2018, who attended New York Law School, and is now an associate attorney at Internicola Law Firm in New Jersey. Each represented different kinds of legal careers, ranging from litigation, justice, and contracts.
The students in attendance asked them about their preparation for law school while at Wagner, the LSATs, internships, their experiences while at law school, and their lives now as successful attorneys. Altough the event lasted longer than scheduled, the energy in the room was vibrant, and everyone there wished there was more time in the day for conversations like this.