Joanna Hess

Joanna Hess

3L, Full-Time JD Candidate
e-mail:jh3909a@student.american.edu

Swarthmore College
Class of 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Courses at WCL


Fall 2008

Contracts - D. Snyder
Civil Procedure - L. Grossman
Torts - S. Carle
Legal Rhetoric - D. Spratt

Spring 2009

Constitutional Law - D. Marcus
Criminal Law - A. Davis
Law and Economics(elective) - J. Baker
Property - H. Hughes
Legal Rhetoric - D. Spratt

Fall 2009

Business Associations - M. Trotter-Siegel
Criminal Procedure - C. Jones
Federal Personal Income Tax - D. Kempler

Spring 2010

Administrative Law – A. Popper

Secured Transactions – D. Snyder

Government Litigation Externship Seminar – A. Popper

Food and Drug Law – L. Grossman

Legal Ethics – G. Shipp

Fall 2010

Evidence - Klein

Activities:

American University Law Review

General Practice Clinic

Alternative Winter Break

Jobs:

Summer 2010: Summer Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP

Summer 2009: Legal Intern, United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Fraud Section

Fall 2005 - Summer 2008: Office of the Mayor, New York City


Best Advice about Law School:

Work hard and do your best. It’s easy to skip class or go to class and zone out on the internet, but don’t be tempted. Beware that you are not as good at multitasking as you think – class time is valuable so try and get as much out of it as you can!