I graduated from Colorado College in 2013 with a BA in International Political Economy. After that, I worked for a year in Portland, with a non-profit immigration law firm. Then I graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2017, where I’d also been the Managing Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law.
Linklaters attracts people who are passionate first and foremost about their work and clients. We deliver excellent service because it’s what we love to do, and not because of what’s in it for us. I believe many of us were attracted to Linklaters because of the cross-border, and more complex, nature of our work. The firm is filled with people who voluntarily choose to work on more complicated matters - and if that doesn’t show a love of the law, I don’t know what does.
As a junior associate I thought my impact would be limited at Linklaters, but I was quickly proven wrong. I’ve been substantively engaged in many complex matters, while Partners listen to my contributions and ask for my thoughts on transactions. I’m made to feel that I’m a valuable part of a team who are invested in my professional development.
I’ve had a fair amount of client interaction and am continuing to learn about how to develop client relationships. The firm provides many opportunities for building this skill, including a junior associate business development course and invitations to events with clients. It’s about being curious, and genuinely excited to learn as much as you can.