Student Profile: Julia Wilson
- Hometown: Cazenovia, New York
- Undergraduate: Ohio State University
- Degree: Sports Industry/Human Development and Family Sciences
- Class: 3L
- Student Organizations: Charleston Law Review, Moot Court, Child Advocacy and Family Law Society, Student Bar Association, and I am a student ambassador.
What led you to pursue your law degree?
Julia Wilson: It didn’t really become apparent to me that it was something that I wanted to do until I got to Ohio State. My dorm was located right next to the College of Law on campus. I would walk by it every day and one day, by the grace of God, I decided to attend their open house. I left there that day thinking this is absolutely what I must do.
Why Charleston School of Law?
Julia Wilson: I chose Charleston School of Law because I had always wanted to move south. I like to try new things. I like to have new experiences. I really fell in love with Charleston as soon as I stepped foot on campus here. And for me, there was no other option. This is where I wanted to be.
Do you remember getting the acceptance call from Dean Bell?
Julia Wilson: I do, yes. Getting the acceptance call was the most exciting moment of my life. I had been rejected twice and I just struggled with the LSAT. So, when I saw the 8-4-3 pop up on my phone, I knew it had to be the school. It’s gonna be Dean Bell telling me I must take the LSAT again. I was preparing for that heartbreak, then she said congratulations. To this day it goes down as one of the most exciting moments of my life.
What has your law school experience here at Charleston School of Law taught you about you and who you are?
Julia Wilson: I know for a fact that I will not be the same person walking out of these doors that I was walking in. I’ve learned to cherish relationships so much, whether they’re peer to peer, student to faculty, and even with family and friends. I think because you become so dedicated to this journey, you learn to cherish moments that you do get with your family and friends outside of all of this. And you also learn to cherish the relationships you make here. Everyone here has such a cool story and something to share and something to learn from, and you can always learn from someone.
What makes Charleston School of Law stand out amongst the sea of law schools out there?
Julia Wilson: You are an individual. You’ll be looked in the eyes, you’ll be remembered, you’ll be, take your needs, your academic needs will absolutely be taken care of and taken into consideration.
There are so many resources at this school, whether it’s programs or um, just professors willing to help. They really do take the time to get to know you, not even as a student, but as a person. And I think that makes a world of difference. You walk down the hall, and you get a smile from every direction and it’s really, it really makes coming to school a nice thing.
What student organizations are you involved in?
Julia Wilson: I am in Charleston Law Review, Moot Court, Child Advocacy and Family Law Society. I’m also a student ambassador and a member of the Student Bar Association.
The family law clinic here at Charleston School of Law was an incredible experience for me. I don’t think I would feel as confident and comfortable in my job right now had I not gone through that experience. I had the opportunity to stand up in a courtroom in front of a judge and question a witness and represent the client. It was very, very scary.