Class of 2011
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Part-time student, Microsoft employee
Derek Harris worked at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida as a flight controls engineer launching Boeing Delta II rockets before moving to Seattle to work as a patent agent at Microsoft. He enrolled in the law school's part-time evening program that allows him to continue working full-time at Microsoft.
"It's a delicate balance between working full-time and going to law school, but it's been a rewarding experience. The combination of working in patent law while attending law school has provided a perfect blend of real-world experience and classroom learning. I wouldn't have done it any other way."