UHP Alumni Career Panel – Law School and Legal Careers

18 Oct

Interested in going to law school? Headed to law school  but not sure why? Yearning for some seasoned wisdom on legal careers? Join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 25 in the UHP Club Room to hear from Honors Alums about their experiences. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP on Facebook so we know how many guests to expect! Questions may be directed to Liz, lsutton@gwu.edu. For more info on the panelists, read on:

Marni Karlin, ESIA ’98, graduated from the University Honors Program magna cum laude.  She went on to graduate from The University of Chicago Law School with honors in 2001, and clerked for the Honorable John Duhe on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  After returning to D.C., she spent five years in the private practice of law and two years as counsel to the Antitrust Modernization Commission.  In 2007, she earned her degree in culinary arts, with honors, from Le Cordon Bleu, located in Paris.  She has been counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee since 2009.

Neil Marchand, ESIA ’06, graduated from the University Honors Program summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; GW Law ’09, with honors.  From 2009 to 2010, Neil clerked for the Honorable Gordon J. Quist on the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.  After his clerkship, Neil joined Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Neil’s practice focuses on civil litigation, including products liability, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation (breach of contracts).

David Petron, CCAS ’97, is currently a partner with Sidley Austin LLP in Washington DC, where his practice focuses on government investigations and First Amendment appellate matters.  He received his law degree summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School in 2001, along with a master’s degree (ABD) in philosophy.  Following law school, he clerked for Judge D. Brooks Smith on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Judge Susan H. Black on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Eric Shupin, CCAS ’08, graduated from the University Honors Program summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; he is currently a second-year law student at The George Washington University Law School.  He worked for two years in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps before returning to GW Law.  Eric heads Lambda Law, the LGBT student society, and volunteers with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.  After working for the nonprofit Save the Children this summer, he hopes to pursue a career in public interest law.

Adam Siple, CCAS  ’99, graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program in May 1999.  Shortly after graduation, Adam was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army through the Army Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) Program.  Upon commissioning, he was granted a deferment of his active duty service obligation and went on to attend Georgetown Law, graduating cum laude in 2002.  Following law school, Adam completed two judicial clerkships and served five years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, which included a tour of duty in Iraq in 2005.  Adam is currently a civil trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice.

Salo Zelermyer, CCAS ’01, graduated from the University Honors Program magna cum laude. In 2007, Salo was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Senior Counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy where he served until January 2009.  Since 2009, Salo has been an attorney at Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP where he specializes in energy policy, environmental law, and government relations.


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