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Margaret Kudryn

Class of 2014

B.A., Political Science
University of Washington

What did you do before law school, and what led you to pursue a law degree?

I worked for the public defense firm Northwest Defenders Association as a legal office assistant for one year. My main duties included visiting new clients that were incarcerated at the county jail, and conducting intake interviews. This job sparked my initial interest in obtaining a law degree. I then worked as a court clerk for King County District Court for four years before coming to law school. I had the opportunity to work inside the courtroom, and this solidified my interest in pursuing a law degree. I became fascinated with oral advocacy and the power that it served inside the courtroom, whether it was a prosecutor finding a drunk driver guilty of DUI, or a defense attorney winning a motion to release a client from jail.

How has Seattle University School of Law benefited you? What have you found most valuable during your law school experience?

What I like most about Seattle University School of Law is the opportunities that it provides for leadership and involvement in the school, catering to specific interests. While the classroom aspect is paramount to our education, I feel that it is also important to get involved to get the full law school experience. Recently, I became a member of the Moot Court Board and am looking forward to helping organize and host the moot court and trial events that provide law students the chance to develop and polish their advocacy skills, which are invaluable to their future as attorneys.

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