I graduated with a B.A. Honours in history in 2014. While enrolled at Queen's I studied a broad range of historical topics, and most classes were excellent. Personal highlights include classes taught by Professor Gordon Dueck (on Jewish history), Professor Emily Hill (on Chinese history), and a seminar taught by Principal Daniel Woolf (on historiography). I came to Queen's with an ardent passion for history, but the university helped me to refine my interest by improving my research, writing, and argumentative abilities.
Immediately after graduation, I commenced J.D. studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (graduation expected 2017). The aforementioned research, writing, and argumentative skills conferred through studying for my undergraduate degree have assisted me immensely in law school. I am the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, and I volunteer at U of T's legal clinic (Downtown Legal Services), providing legal representation to students accused of academic misconduct. I will be working at Downtown Legal Services this summer (2016), doing the same work, as well as participating in the legal clinic's pilot employment law division.
While the specific information I learned in my undergraduate studies rarely comes up in the course of my legal studies, the skills I acquired at Queen's History have proven instrumental to my success at law school.