Sheila Kilkelly, Section 4
3L, Full-time JD Candidate
Email: sk0177a@student.american.edu

Wake Forest University
Class of 2008
Bachelor of Science in Business


Courses at WCL
Fall 2010

Contracts—Gelpern
Civil Procedure—Vaughn
Torts—Figley
Legal Rhetoric—Beske

Spring 2011
Constitutional Law—Tsai
Criminal Law—Meekins
Property—Hughes
Legal Rhetoric—Beske
Public Law (elective) —Varona

Fall 2011
Business Associations - Effross
Criminal Procedure – Bair, Barbera
Land Use Regulation – Burke
Health Law Legislation – Goldberg
Litigation in the Digital Age – Austrian

Spring 2012
Evidence – Rice
Federal Personal Income Tax – Pike
Ethics – Carle
Law & Drug Policy – Jurith

Fall 2012
Secured Transactions – Hughes
Women’s Legal History – Clark
Supreme Court Seminar – Wermiel
International Organizations - Bradlow

Activities:
American University Law Review
Alternative Winter Break, New Orleans
General Practice Clinic (Spring, 2013)

Jobs:
Summer 2012: Summer Associate; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC

Summer 2011: Judicial Intern; United States District Court for the District of Columbia, The Honorable Judge Reggie Walton

August 2008-August 2010: Consultant at Navigant Consulting; International Arbitration


Best Advice for Law School
1. Doing well on finals is in part controllable by decisions you make at the beginning of the semester: pay attention in class, stay on top of your reading, and go to office hours now if you are confused. 2. Take care of yourself by avoiding unnecessary stress and staying [physically and mentally] healthy. Do not let your classmate’s reading or study habits dictate yours – know how you work best and understand that no one has the perfect formula. Stay healthy, use resources at WCL to make the process easier, enjoy DC, and get to know each other outside of the classroom.