Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Laura is currently pursuing the full-time JD/MBA dual degree graduate program through the James E. Beasley School of Law and the Fox School of Business. Laura’s current academic focus is on business law.
The James E. Beasley School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Association for American Law Schools. It is currently ranked 61st in the nation by U.S. News for the best law schools in the United States. The Beasley School of Law is well known for a commitment to pro bono opportunities and public service, excellence in legal research and writing, and devoted faculty who pride themselves on showing where “law meets life.”
The Fox School of Business full-time MBA program is an AACSB-accredited program that is ranked 60th in the nation by U.S. News for full-time MBA programs. The Fox MBA features an intense and challenging curriculum taught by world renowned faculty. The Fox MBA is unique in it’s Enterprise Management Consulting Practice (EMPC), where students will gain valuable management consulting opportunities and leadership experience. Laura is looking forward to participating in EMPC during the fall of 2012.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
In 2009, Laura graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Honors with a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in English literature from The Ohio State University. While studying political science, Laura focused on the development of democracy in the Middle East. Laura was welcomed into the Ohio State chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. In addition to excelling academically, Laura was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi and pursued leadership opportunities through this organization. She was the sorority’s Vice President of Standards for two terms. After completing her term, Laura became Vice President of Judicial Affairs for the Panhellenic Association and managed the standards of thirteen different sororities on Ohio State’s campus that represented over one thousand female undergraduate students. in 2010, Laura received the Conway Chase Woman of the Year award for her efforts in the Greek community.
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
While Laura was an undergraduate student, she participated in The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Oxford University Pre-Law Program. Laura was able to experience the unique opportunity to study English and American legal systems at one of the oldest universities of the world. Laura stayed at St. Anne’s College on the campus of University of Oxford and engaged in a comparative study of the legal institutions of England and the American legal system. When Laura was not in the classroom, she participated in field trips to cultural, historical and legal landmarks around the United Kingdom. During the program, Laura met with an advisor who assisted her in writing a research thesis on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Tort Reform in Medical Malpractice. This thesis explored the benefits and risks of an application of Alternative Dispute Resolution in medical malpractice. When Laura was not busy studying, you could find her exploring the Bodliean Library, enjoying tea time, or putting on her running shoes to do a running tour of the other colleges.