Connect with Spring 2024 Student  Ambassadors

Wondering what it's like to brief your first case, conduct legal research for a federal agency, or represent your first client? How can you balance studying for classes, working at an externship or for a law clinic and still have time for a social life? Here's an opportunity to connect with a current student to ask about their experiences at the Washington College of Law and their life in Washington, DC. Feel free to contact them at their email addresses in their bios or by calling the JD Admissions Reception Desk at 202-274-4101. Each of these ambassadors work a few hours each week at our Admissions Reception Desk.  Please note, that it may take a few business days for them to respond to emails sent to their student ambassador Gmail account.

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Erin Hebert

erin hebert (she/they/theirs)

  • Class of 2025 (2L)
  • Program Type: Full-Time
  • Email Address:
  • Hometown, State: Colorado Spring, Colorado
  • Undergraduate School: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Major: History and Political Science

Why did you choose to attend AUWCL? One of the biggest draws to AUWCL for me was the community. I had only heard wonderful things about the students at AUWCL and how supportive the community is here. I was also invested in participating in clinic and AUWCL’s program was a huge draw for me. Additionally, I was set on living in DC and AUWCL was overall a great fit for me.

What is your current campus involvement? I'm a member of the Criminal Law Society and Disability Law Society.

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Kirsten Rowe

kirsten rowe (she/her/hers)

  • Class of 2024 (3L)
  • Program Type: Full-Time
  • Email Address:
  • Hometown, State: Taylorsville, North Carolina
  • Undergraduate School: High Point University
  • Major: Criminal Justice

Why did you choose to attend AUWCL? There were many factors that went into my decision for AUWCL. I love the school’s location to downtown DC. I was interested in being involved in the school’s trial advocacy program and the school’s ranking in that area is phenomenal. The ability to learn from experts in the legal field and the networking opportunities that WCL offers is unmatched.

What is your current campus involvement? I am currently the President for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Honors Society, Marshal for WCL’S chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, a Student Attorney for Gender Justice Clinic, and the Managing Publications Editor for the Criminal Law Practitioner Brief on campus.

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Sarah Shaklan

Sarah shaklan (she/her/hers)

  • Class of 2024 (3L)
  • Program Type: Full-Time
  • Email Address:
  • Hometown, State: Pasadena, California
  • Undergraduate School: University of Washington
  • Major: Women Studies, Diversity

Why did you choose to attend AUWCL?  I loved the opportunities within WCL and D.C. and the potential to explore a multitude of career paths. Our professors are engaging, the students are passionate, and WCL offers an array of support to its students!

What is your current campus involvement? I am currently a senior staffer on American University Law Review, on the Executive Board of Moot Court Honors Society and a Vis Tournament competitor (international tournament!), and on the APASLA Executive Board.

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Jo Young

jo young (she/her/hers)

  • Class of 2024 (3L)
  • Program Type: Full-Time
  • Email Address:
  • Hometown, State: McLean, VA
  • Undergraduate School: University of the South: Sewanee
  • Major: International Global Studies – Middle East

Why did you choose to attend AUWCL? WCL initially drew my interest because of its location in DC. From there, I learned about its strong international, clinical, and trial advocacy programs that aligned with my personal interest areas. I am drawn to experiential learning, because it allows me to transition conceptual classroom knowledge into realistic applications, which often vary significantly. Finally, WCL also provides students with strong financial assistance that realistically becomes hugely important for post-grad education.

What is your current campus involvement? I am a Junior Staffer on the International Law Review, where I just finished authoring my Comment on international water and energy law between Jordan and Israel with the advisement of a WCL professor. I am also a member of Moot Court Honor Society. I am looking forward to competing and representing WCL in the 2023 Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Austria.