WLSO Summer Scholars: Caley DeGroote

“Please, just let me pee!” I watched the girl on the screen wiggle in pain, asking the Police Officer to please let her use the bathroom. Finally, the Police Officer gave in. Mid-way through his field sobriety test, he let the suspect use the bathroom. His body-cam showed him following her to the bathroom through…

WLSO Summer Scholars: Danielle Wise

This summer, I interned for a juvenile court judge, Judge Louis A. Trosch Jr., at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Charlotte, NC. My internship was unique because I did not spend the majority of my time researching statutory and case law and writing memos, duties assigned to most judicial interns. Instead, Judge Trosch asked that…

WLSO Summer Scholars: Justin Wodicka

For an aspiring champion of social justice, few opportunities exist that are more rewarding, instructive, or experiential than serving a Commonwealth’s Attorney. If it is your goal to dive headlong into trial practice, to do your part to make a community better while navigating the intricacies of court procedure, the heavy caseloads of state attorneys…

The Double Bind: Women in Positions of Authority

1L WLSO member Chloe Bilodeau shares her thoughts on the double bind women in authority face while focusing specifically on Secretary Clinton. Next year, Chloe will be WLSO’s secretary.  This presidential primary has drawn attention to many issues our nation faces. For many women this election has also highlighted the issues they face every day,…

A Good Fit

AT&T’s culture of innovation and collaboration perfectly aligns with the personal philosophy about good lawyering I began developing when I was a law student at W&L.