5 Questions for Ellie Marranzini '13

April 12, 2013Duke Law News

Ellie Marranzini

Marranzini chose Duke Law because she could tell that the faculty and administration supported student initiatives and endeavors - particularly in public interest law.

 

1. Where is your hometown?

Jacksonville, FL

2. Why did you choose Duke Law?

I could tell that the faculty and administration supported student initiatives and endeavors - particularly in public interest law.

3. When you are not at school, how do you like to spend your time?

I spend a lot of time sitting in my backyard with my roommates and their dogs, doing yoga, reading, and travelling to visit friends. 

4. What’s the most recent book you read, and what did you think?

Crazy: America's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley. It was a very interesting book and has furthered my interest in mental health law and criminal justice. 

5. What is your favorite Durham restaurant or activity and why?

I love the Geer Street/Fullsteam/Motorco area because of the dog-friendly, outdoor atmosphere, the food trucks, and the live music. 

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