Student Profiles

At UChicago Law, we take pride in a diverse student body. Take some time to click through these student profiles to learn why some of our students chose to come here, how they get involved at the Law School, and the kind of experiences they have had.

Darrius Atkins

Class of 2019

Darrius first thought about pursuing a career in the legal field when he realized that some of the people he admired most for their contributions to society all had the law in common. Read the profile

Tarra Theisen

Class of 2019

In the classroom, Tarra found that the Socratic Method applied as much to her conversations with professors as it did with her classmates. Read the profile.

Yogini Patel

Class of 2018

Yogini's love of theater and performance ultimately led her to law school. Read the profile.

Nabihah Maqbool

Class of 2018

She had already earned a Master of Public Health degree and worked for a public health organization; in law school, she would learn how to evaluate and effect change in these meaningful policies and programs. Read the profile.

Jimmy Lin

Class of 2018

Jimmy Lin—who first became interested in transactional law after working as a translator for American and Chinese lawyers—got invaluable real-world experience writing contracts in the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab. Read the profile.

Andrew MacKie-Mason

Class of 2017

Andrew's dedication to public defense began in high school, and has grown with Law School organizations like the Pro Bono Service Initiative and the Spring Break of Service. Read the profile.

Carmel Dooling

Class of 2017

Carmel has made pro bono work a priority since arriving at the Law School, logging 60 hours  by the beginning of her 1L Spring Quarter. She says the Law School has made it easy to find different ways to volunteer. Read the profile.

Gabe Rossman

Class of 2017

Gabe wanted to attend a law school that would give him the "most intellectually comprehensive view of our legal system." Read the profile.

Constance Grieves

Class of 2016

Attending the Law School as a Cafaro Scholar has moved Constance closer to her dream of becoming a public defender. Read the profile.

Lauren Faraino

Class of 2016

Since arriving at the Law School, Lauren, who grew up near Birmingham, Alabama, has particularly enjoyed being a part of the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program and having exposure to supportive Law School alumni. Read the profile.

Ruby Garrett

Class of 2016

Ruby, who has been interested in crime and recidivism since childhood, chose the Law School in large part because of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic. Read the profile.

Joshua Savitt

Class of 2016

As a lawyer, Josh hopes to focus on international law and innovation—an interest piqued by his service in the Israeli army and partly inspired by the 2009 book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle. Read the profile.

Grace Goodblatt

Class of 2016

In Israel, Grace realized exactly why she wanted to become a lawyer. Read the profile.

Karice Rhule

Class of 2016

Karice, a Jamaica native, came to the Law School for law and economics—and for the rigor. She's at her best, she says, when the standards are high. Read the profile.

Jasmina Vajzovic

Class of 2015

Jasmina's parents, who moved the family to St. Louis from Bosnia in 1994, taught her that hard work is the key to success. Read the profile.

Srinija Pernankil

Class of 2015

Sri was working as an investigator for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., when she realized that she wanted to be a lawyer. Read the profile.

Andrew C. Adair

Class of 2015

Andrew gained a lot from developing strong relationships with students and faculty—and from getting involved in the Law School and Hyde Park communities. Read the profile.