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Elza Bouhassira, '24 grew up along New York’s Hudson River and graduated from the Columbia University-Sciences Po Dual BA Program. While in the program she studied sustainable development and the social sciences. Before coming to law school, Elza worked in climate journalism, interned with environmental nonprofits, and volunteered on a local climate change task force. At Duke, she is the president of the Environmental Law Society, and a member of the Oceans@Duke Student Cabinet. This summer, she interned at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. She is looking forward to welcoming the 1L class to Duke Law!

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Analese Bridges, '24 (she/her/hers) is originally from Gray, GA. She graduated from Duke University in 2019 where she majored in Political Science and received certificates in ethics and information science. After graduation, she worked at Goldman Sachs in New York City as a structured finance legal analyst and participated in the SEO Law Fellowship. Analese entered law school with an interest in data, technology, and emerging company law, pursuing the JD/LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship. At Duke, she is involved in the Black Law Students Association, Coalition Against Gendered Violence, Moot Court, and Mock Trial. During her 1L summer, Analese was a 1L Scholar at Latham & Watkins in NYC. When Analese is not in library study room 2215 with her study group, you can find her overanalyzing a reality TV show, randomly quoting musical theater, and trying new restaurants around Durham. She looks forward to meeting her LEAD group.

Welcome Duke Law class of 2025!

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Josh Britt, '24  is a 2L from Edmond, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Alabama, graduating in 2021 with his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Economics. At Alabama, he served as the executive director for a grassroots fundraising campaign, which raised over $300,000 during his yearlong tenure for a local children’s hospital. At Duke Law, he serves as the External Vice President of the Duke Bar Association, Director of Finance for OutLaw, A Hardt Cup Coordinator for Duke Law’s Moot Court Board, and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. The summer after Josh’s 1L year, Josh worked as a Summer Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates LLP. After his 2L year, he will work as a Summer Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP. In his free time, Josh enjoys playing piano and talking about Alabama football!

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Kennedii Brock, '24 is JD/MA Bioethics, Tech Ethics, and Science Policy student from Akron, Ohio. She graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with majors in International Studies and French and an Art History minor. At Duke Law, she is involved with the Duke Law & Technology Society, Black Law Students Association, If/When/How, and OutLaw. She spent her 1L summer at Mission Law focusing primarily on public benefit tech startups. She loves art history, movies (follow her on Letterboxd!), and Goosebumps (fun fact: R.L. Stine commented on her Instagram post about going to Duke Law). In the legal world, she is interested in tech and life sciences law and reproductive justice. Kennedii is incredibly excited to welcome her LEAD group to Duke Law!

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Brian Budd, '24 is from Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada. He graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a degree in Industrial Engineering. While at Dalhousie, Brian held internships in the fields of transportation engineering, aerospace and defense manufacturing, banking, and digital marketing. Brian also served as his university’s representative to the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, where he helped draft policies that impacted student society operations across Canada. After graduating, Brian worked for a year as a Business Process Consultant at the Bank of Montreal in Toronto. During 1L, Brian served as a representative on the Business Law Society and the Law & Technology Society, and finished 1st place in the Transactional Law Competition. After 1L, Brian spent his summer at a private equity firm called Clearlake Capital Group in Santa Monica, California. Brian will return to Duke as the incoming Co-President of the Transactional Law Board and the Vice President of Operations of the Business Law Society. While horrible at softball, Brian enjoys playing basketball, watching Liam Neeson movies, and annoying his friends with dad jokes

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Gabby Carlini, '24 is a rising 2L from the Philadelphia area (Go Birds!). In 2019, she graduated from Vanderbilt University where she majored in Biomedical Engineering and Technical Communication. She spent the next few years working as a patent agent at Moore and Van Allen in Charlotte, NC. She actually loves her job so much that she never left, and continues to work part time during the school year and full time during the summer. Next fall, she's very excited to be externing at the Duke OTC (the office that patents all of the cool research happening at Duke!). In her free time, she loves exploring the Triangle area and can usually be found at a local coffee shop or thrift store. She also loves taking weekend trips to Charlotte, watching bad reality TV, cooking, and reading. She can't wait to welcome you all to Duke!

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Madison Cash, '24 is from a little bit of everywhere, due to her father’s service in the U.S. Navy. Now, she and her family call Houston, Texas home (mostly because of its amazing barbeque scene.) She graduated from Wheaton College in 2021 with her BA in Spanish and English Literature, coming straight through to Duke Law. At Duke, she is on the board of the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, the Government and Public Service Society, the National Security Society, and Moot Court. Over the summer of 2022, Madison worked as a legal intern with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Virginia and researched standing law in Texas state courts as a research assistant for Professor Ernest Young. In her free time, Madison enjoys going on long runs, hanging out by the pool, and exploring new food spots in Durham. Welcome, Class of 2025!

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Emily Cohen ’24 is from Memphis, TN. She graduated from Tulane University in 2021 with a double major in political science-international relations and Spanish. At Duke, Emily is Co-President of Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Vice President of Transactional IP for the Intellectual Property Law Society, and Co-Vice President for the Transactional Law Society Competition Board. In her free time, she enjoys watching Duke and the Memphis Grizzlies basketball, attending concerts, and cooking pasta. She is super excited to meet her LEAD group in August!

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Sarah Couillard, '24 was born and raised in Ithaca, New York. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she studied Economics. At Duke, she is Internal Vice President of the North Carolina Club and has spent time doing pro bono work for the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. This summer, Sarah worked at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, North Carolina, and as a research assistant for Professor Guttel. In her free time, she enjoys going to farmers markets, trying new restaurants and breweries, and hiking at the local state parks. She looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2025!

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Cole Engle, '24 moved up and down the east coast, spending time in Alabama, Florida, New York, Connecticut, and Louisiana. He often says that Monroe, Connecticut is his hometown. Cole received his undergraduate degree from his family’s alma mater at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2020 and majored in Accounting. Following graduation (let’s pretend he got one), he briefly worked on a hurricane disaster relief team, helped get COVID rent relief to renters, and attempted a summit of the Grand Teton. During 1L, Cole was involved in the Business Law Society, Texas Club, and VITA. Over this summer, Cole was working with the Chief of Litigation for the District Attorney of the 19th Judicial District in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Cole is probably out hiking, climbing, running, or playing pickup in his free time. Welcome to Duke Law!!

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Patrick Frith, '24 was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Yale University in New Haven in 2021 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. While at Yale, he was a member of the varsity Swim & Dive team for four years and was elected captain for his senior season. Patrick came straight through from undergraduate life to law school. At Duke, he is involved with the Business Law Society and serves on the executive board of the Duke Law Innocence Project, the Law & Economics Society, and the Transactional Law Society. This summer, Patrick worked at K&L Gates in their Raleigh office. Next summer and post-graduation, he’s looking to practice at a large firm in New York. In his free time, he still enjoys swimming, playing pickup basketball, and exploring the immaculate food & breweries Durham has to offer. He’s a college basketball fanatic (though not for Duke) and is always happy to talk about any sport or North Carolina living. He is excited to welcome the incoming 1Ls to Duke Law!

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Luisa Gomez, '24 was born and raised in Riverside, California. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2019 with a BA in Psychology and Spanish. After undergrad, she spent two years in Los Angeles as a Spanish teacher with Teach for America and completed a Masters in Education Policy and Administration in 2021. At Duke, Luisa is President of the Duke Law Texas Club and is also involved in other clubs, including Moot Court and Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA). During her 1L summer, Luisa was a Summer Associate and Diversity Scholar for Latham & Watkins in Austin. In her free time, she loves watching The Office, trying new food and drinks, and spending time with friends. Luisa is excited to welcome the Duke Law Class of 2025!

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Destinee Haller '24 was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University in 2015 with a BA in History and African American Studies. While at Florida State she founded an organization to support Black Women on campus and was a Spring ’19 initiate of the Kappa Epsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. After graduation, Destinee taught English and Art in Kansas City, Missouri. At Duke, she is involved with Moot Court and Womxn of Color Collective. Destinee spent her 1L summer as a summer associate at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo in Boston. In her free time Destinee enjoys watching television, going to the movies, and talking about going to the gym..will she actually make it to the gym…only time will tell. She is looking forward to welcoming the class of 2025 to Duke!

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Yuchen Han ’24 is from Shandong, China. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with B.S. and M.S. in computer science in 2021. During undergrad, he served as a stage manager for the Chinese Drama club and became an engineering tutor. He also conducted research at the WashU Artificial Intelligence Lab and helped design a visualization system for air traffic controllers to avoid runway incursions. After college, driven by a strong and long-time interest in law, he went straight to Duke Law as part of the JD/LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship program. At Duke, he served in leadership positions for the Duke Law & Technology society and Law & Economics Society. He is also involved with APALSA and DBA. He spent this past summer interning in Finnegan’s D.C. office with a mixed practice of patent prosecution and patent litigation. In his free time, he usually practices the saxophone, enjoys playing basketball and table tennis, and spends time with his cat. Welcome to Duke Law, Class of 2025!

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Alex Hansen ’24 grew up in San Diego, California. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2021 where she majored in Media Studies and minored in Journalism. During the summer before her senior year, she interned for Students Demand Action and is very passionate about gun violence prevention work. At Duke, she is the Vice President of Communications for the Women Law Students Association and the Director of Mentorship for the Government & Public Service Society. During her 1L summer, Alex was a Research Assistant for the Duke Center for Firearms Law. In her spare time, Alex enjoys attending basketball games at Cameron Indoor, going to Thursday night trivia, and taking long walks through the Duke gardens. She is so excited to meet the incoming 1Ls and tell them how lucky they are that they don’t have classes in Scharf Hall!

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Parker Johnson '24 grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and experienced weather whiplash trading the dry desert heat for North Carolina’s humidity. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated cum laude in 2021 with a B.S. in Finance. Following his freshman year at BYU, Parker took a two year hiatus from his studies to serve as a humanitarian missionary in Indonesia. While at BYU, Parker was heavily involved with the university’s Private Equity/Venture Capital scene and spent time working in and adjacent to the private equity space. At Duke, Parker was a member of the Business Law Society, the Texas Club, and a proud member of a t-shirt winning 1L intramural soccer team. Parker spent his 1L summer as a private equity/M&A summer associate in Sidley Austin’s Dallas office. In his free time, Parker loves anything outdoors, and is an avid pickleball-er and mediocre (at best) tennis player. Parker is excited to welcome the Duke Law Class of 2024!

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Sasha Kahn '24 was born in Los Angeles, California but spent most of his childhood right outside of Washington, D.C. in Rockville, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2020 where he earned bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Government & Politics. As a 1L, the most impactful experience for Sasha was the Duke Fair Chance Project, which focuses on expunging people’s criminal records. He has also served as the Academics Chair for the Duke Bar Association and held roles in the Clemency Project, the Criminal Law Society, and the Innocence Project. Sasha is the Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Law Review and is not afraid to talk your ears off about how incredible the journal is. He has interned with the Federal Public Defender in Las Vegas, NV representing people on death row in and with the Department of the Interior Solicitor’s Office in Sacramento, CA. Sasha hopes to clerk after law school before moving to Las Vegas full time with his partner and pursuing a career with the Federal Public Defender. Running, playing his acoustic guitar, and writing music are some of Sasha’s favorite things, and he always makes time to watch his beloved NHL team the Washington Capitals.”

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Emma Kilroy '24 is from Los Angeles, California and majored in History and Political Science at Gonzaga University. Emma spent a year organizing on the 2020 election before law school and she spent her 1L summer as a legal intern at the Brady Campaign, working on impact litigation. As a 1L, she was involved with the Afghan Asylum Project, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, the Duke Bar Association, and the American Constitution Society. She loves ceramics and college basketball, and is so excited to meet the new 1L class!

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Grace Li ’24 grew up in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada (it’s above Montana) and attended the University of Alberta, studying political science and history. At Duke, Grace is one of the JD/LLM-ICL students and involved with several student organizations including The Duke Journal of Law & Contemporary Problems, Duke Law & Technology Review, APALSA, and Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project. She spent the first half of her 1L summer with the World Bank Group’s anti-corruption unit in Washington, D.C., and the second half in the Hague, Netherlands at the Duke-Leiden Institution of Transnational Law as part of her LLM degree. Outside of the classroom, Grace is a huge fan of Drake, movies, comedy, and sneakers. Go Duke!

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Erin McLoughlin, '24 is from Cape Coral, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2021 with degrees in criminology and telecommunication (Go Gators!). At Duke, Erin is involved in the Sports & Entertainment Law Society and the Intellectual Property Law Society. In her free time, she loves to do trivia, watch college football, and spend time with her cat, Beemo. Erin can’t wait to welcome her LEAD group to Duke Law!

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Adam Morris, '24 was born in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from high school he attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he studied Political Economy and Environmental Studies. One of his favorite activities in college was joining an a cappella group. Following 1L year, Adam worked at a large law firm in Houston, Texas and discovered an interest in energy law, which he plans to learn more about in the future. Adam is a co-president of the Jewish Law Students Association as well as the treasurer for the Texas Club. In his free time, Adam is a huge ice-hockey fan and loves watching the Pittsburgh Penguins. Welcome to Duke Law!

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Allie Munford '24 grew up in Oxford, England, and moved to Vancouver, Canada. She went to Cornell University for undergrad to play for the field hockey team. She just finished her first year at Duke. In her free time, she likes watching trashy reality TV and eating seasonal Trader Joe's snacks. She is excited to turn to Duke for her 2L and can't wait to welcome the class of 2022!

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Megan Myers ‘24 was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She attended Washington University in St. Louis in where she double majored in Political Science and Spanish. At Duke, Megan is involved with the Duke Bar Association, the Women Law Students Association, and the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. During her 1L summer, Megan worked as a legal extern for Rush University Medical Center in their Regulatory and Corporate Transactions group. She plans to practice corporate law after graduation. In her free time, Megan enjoys watching Duke basketball and hiking the Al Buehler trail with fellow LEAD fellows, Ava and Katie. Welcome to Duke Law Class of 2025!

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Ava Parisi ’24 is from San Diego, CA. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2021 with a degree in Health Promotion and a minor in General Business. At UGA, she was involved with Greek Life leadership, the UGA Student Food Pantry, and UGA Miracle (fundraising for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta). At Duke, Ava is simultaneously completing her J.D. and M.A. in Bioethics, Tech Ethics, and Science policy. She is the Co-President of Transactional Law Society, Secretary to Duke Bar Association, and a member of Women’s Law Student Association and Business Law Society. During her 1L summer, Ava worked remotely from Atlanta, GA for the in-house Corporate Affairs legal team at the publicly traded fintech company Affirm. In her free time, Ava loves Orangetheory Fitness, Book of the Month club, traveling, exploring the local restaurant scene, baking, and going on walks around the Washington Duke golf course with LEAD Fellows Megan and Katie. Ava is so excited to get to know the Class of 2025 and help them to find a home here at Duke Law!

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Monica Peacock, '24 is a rising 2L from Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2017 with a degree in art history and communication studies. After college, she earned her master’s in art business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and worked for the auction house in New York City. Most recently, Monica spent her 1L summer at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Nashville. In addition to serving as a LEAD fellow this year, she is also involved in the Women Law Students Association and Duke Law Texas Club. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, curating Spotify playlists, and exploring new restaurants in the Triangle.

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Rachel Reiss, '24 is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She attended Penn State for undergrad where she was a member of the marching band. After graduating in 2018 with BS degrees in Entrepreneurship and French, Rachel worked in DC for three years, first in commercial real estate transactions and then for a mid-size law firm. During 1L year, Rachel was an active participant in the Business Law Society, Transactional Law Society competition, and worked with the Coalition Against Gendered Violence on a pro bono project. This summer Rachel worked remotely for a start-up company based in Atlanta, GA. This upcoming year she is looking forward to serving as a 2L rep for If/When/How and a LEAD Fellow. In her free time, Rachel loves going to yoga classes, following Penn State sports, and spending time with her cat, Bolt. Welcome to Duke Law, class of 2025!

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Katie Retzbach ’24 was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She recently graduated from the University of Alabama (roll tide!) where she earned a business degree and a political science degree. During undergrad, Katie planned UA’s annual Homecoming and interned at the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in DC. At Duke, Katie is the social chair of the law school, on the executive board of the Business Law Society, the treasurer of the of the Transactional Law Society, and is involved with the Duke Immigrant Refugee Project. Katie interned with the Air Force in Washington, D.C. during her 1L summer. In her free time, Katie loves cheering for her beloved Alabama Crimson Tide, exploring Durham’s bar and restaurant scene, working out at F45, and going on walks around the Washington Duke golf course with LEAD Fellows Ava and Megan. Welcome to Duke Law, Class of 2025!

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Jasmine Rivera, '24 grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas for undergrad, where she majored in English. While at UNLV she worked multiple jobs in the hospitality industry and spent her summer working with children at a summer camp in Massachusetts. During her 1L summer, she served as a Summer Associate at Hall Render in Indianapolis, a health care firm. In her 1L year she was a member of the Latin American Law Students Association, served on the communications team of the Innocence Project and completed pro bono work for the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. Going into her 2L year Jasmine is serving as Communications Chair of the Innocence Project and Vice President of Internal Affairs for 1GP. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music (big Harry Styles fan), and exploring Durham’s coffee shops (please ask for recommendations this is all I have going for me). Perhaps most importantly, she has a cat named Wrigley (go Cubs) who is the entirety of all her pride and joy.

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Emma Shahabi ’24 is from Boston, Massachusetts. She attended UCLA where she played lacrosse and majored in marine biology and political science. Prior to law school, she spent a year working in marine conservation in New England. At Duke, she serves as the Co-President of the Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association and the Social Justice & Activism Chair for the Womxn of Color Collective. She also serves as the VP of Environmental Justice for the Environmental Law Society and is on the Moot Court Board. Emma spent her 1L summer working at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office on their Environmental Crimes Strike Force. After graduation, she plans to practice environmental litigation. In her free time, she enjoys watching Celtics games at Devine’s and winning the Duke 1L fantasy football league. Emma can’t wait to welcome the incoming class and especially any cute dogs they might have.

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Madeline Sparks '24 grew up in the “live entertainment capital of the world,” Branson, Missouri. She attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama for undergrad and in 2021 she received her Bachelor’s in public administration and a minor in history. During her first year at Duke, Madeline participated in numerous student organizations and volunteered with the health care planning project. She spent her summer at a large firm in Dallas, Texas and is looking forward to welcoming the new 1L’s to campus!

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Ben Spencer, '24 grew up in Smyrna, South Carolina—the smallest town in the state. After eighteen years of being an hour from everything, he left for college at the University of South Carolina where he majored in Philosophy and Political Science. While there, he published articles on existentialism and the intersection of technology and ethics. Now at Duke, he is pursuing both a JD and a Masters of Bioethics and Science Policy. As a 1L, Ben attended many events sponsored by different organizations, before finally settling into his roles as a board member of both the Human Rights Law Society and the Transactional Law Society, as well as serving as the current Academic Chair of the Duke Bar Association. He spent his summer working remotely with the National Institutes of Health, and hopes to one day work in biotech regulation in DC. Outside of class, you can usually find him knitting, baking, hosting a weekly radio show at WXDU, or authoring horrible novels that no one will ever read. He welcomes the Class of 2025 with this advice—buckle up, because it’s going to be a ride!

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Mark Usatinsky, '24 grew up in the Milwaukee area. In 2019, he graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations and Economics. Prior to Duke Law, Mark worked as a quality manager for an electronic health records company and volunteered through the Milwaukee Justice Center, assisting with landlord-tenant and family law issues. During his first year of law school, Mark competed in the mock trial and moot court competitions, and he volunteered with the Health Care Planning Project. During his 1L summer, Mark clerked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Madison, working on both the criminal and civil side. This year, Mark will be co-president of the Jewish Law Students Association and treasurer of the Health Law Society. In his free time, Mark enjoys reading, watching movies, and exploring Durham’s food options. He is excited to welcome the Class of 2025!

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Lucy Walton '24 was raised in Cincinnati but has been in North Carolina for six years now, first as a student at Davidson College and now at Duke! In undergrad she studied history and English and spent her free time advocating for inclusive health education for her peers and teens in the Charlotte area. She also developed a passion for true crime podcasts (particularly about fraud) and decided to go to law school. During her 1L summer she interned with the US Department of Justice in the Criminal Division with the Fraud Section. Next year she will serve as a chair of the Health Care Planning Project and a North Carolina Bar Association Representative (reach out for more information). When she’s not at the law school, Lucy enjoys reading bad romance novels, baking too many cookies to eat herself, failing at crocheting, spending time on the Durham Hotel rooftop, and training for her next belt test in Krav Maga. She is so excited to welcome you to the law school and encourages you to reach out if you ever need a baked good or a person to vent to! You’ve got this class of 2025!

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Caira Watson-Haynes, '24 is from Chicago, IL. She attended Washington University in St. Louis for undergrad, where she studied Educational Studies and Urban Studies. While at WashU, Caira founded an organization for Black Student Athletes (WUBLAC) and was a 3 time Track and Field All American. During her 1L summer, she was a judicial extern for the Honorable Sharon Coleman in the North District of Illinois and a summer associate at Sidley Austin in Chicago. She served as a 1L representative for the Business Law Association and for the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). This year, Caira will be President of BLSA and a member of the school’s DEI Committee. Caira enjoys running, lifting weights, hiking, and listening to podcast. Welcome, Class of 2022

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Amanda Wigler, '24 grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and moved down to Durham in 2016 to attend Duke as an undergraduate. While in undergrad, Amanda played on the Women’s Club Lacrosse team, worked for the Political Science department, was on the board of the Chabad house, and interned in Geneva, Switzerland where she studied abroad. She graduated from Duke in 2020 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. Amanda went straight through to law school at Duke and is a proud K through JD. She is about to start her 3L year and will be very sad to leave Durham after graduation, although excited to move to New York City and work as an associate at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher. Her favorite part of law school has been working for the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, where she is currently helping represent a man serving a life sentence for a murder he did not commit. Amanda’s favorite thing to do in her free time is binge watch reality tv and hang out with her senior Chihuahua, Bruiser. She is really looking forward to rounding out her 7 years at Duke by offering guidance to the incoming 1L class! :)

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Amanda Yang ‘24 was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Rice University in 2021 where she majored in Sociology and Managerial Studies and minored in Business. While at Rice, she researched corporate governance and traveled to Washington D.C. to study reproductive justice. At Duke, she is the Communications Chair for the Duke Law Texas Club. During her 1L Summer, Amanda worked in Dallas as a Summer Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright. In her free time, she enjoys attending Duke basketball games, playing ultimate frisbee, and binge-watching TV shows (especially Succession). Amanda is excited to welcome the Class of 2025 to Duke Law!

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Molly Diamondstein ’23 grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania and attended Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. While at Colgate, Molly majored in Political Science and minored in Women’s Studies. Before attending Duke Law, Molly worked at O’Melveny & Myers as a client development coordinator. Molly spent her 2L summer working at Fried Frank in Washington, D.C. and will be returning as an associate after graduation. At Duke Law, Molly serves as the Interscholastic Chair for Moot Court, a research editor for Law & Contemporary Problems, and a research assistant for Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap, USAF (Ret.)  She is very excited to welcome you all to Duke Law!

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Sarah Lowe ’23 was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2020, where she majored in Communication Studies and double minored in Film Studies and Business. At Duke Law, Sarah served as the Co-President of the Business Law Society and currently works in the admissions office as an admissions assistant and a tour guide. Sarah spent her 2L summer working in private equity transactions at Ropes & Gray in Boston and will be returning as an associate after graduation. In her spare time, she can be found baking elaborate desserts, playing softball, or watching as many movies as she can fit into a day. She is so excited to welcome the Duke Law Class of 2025!

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