Laura Schmidt -
Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
Juris Doctor expected May 2014
GPA: 3.40 (top 25 percent of first year class)
Honors: Dean’s Honor List, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011; Distinguished Class Performance in Business Organizations and Civil Procedure I; Outstanding Oral Argument in Legal Research and Writing
Activities: ACE Counselor
Temple University Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA
Master of Business Administration expected May 2014
Activities: Director of Organizational Development, MBA Student Association
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Science, December 2009
GPA: 3.84, magna cum laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Society, National Buckeye Plus Scholarship, University Scholarship
Study Abroad: The University of Oxford- St. Anne’s College, England, Summer 2009
The Panhellenic Association, Vice President of Judicial Affairs, 2009
Implemented a risk management program for a community of 1200 students by revising and instituting a judicial procedure and risk management policy that emphasized alternative dispute resolution. Received Conway Chase Woman of the Year for improvements to the community.
Alpha Epsilon Phi, Vice President of Standards, 2007-2009
Implemented risk management programs and a standards of excellence policy in a sorority of 100 women that reinforced the organization’s values of philanthropy, diversity and education. Organization received Chapter of the Year for improvements.
Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA 2011-2013
Adjunct Instructor for Dr. Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Department of Legal Studies
Design and implement course structure and materials regarding general law and business law for classes of 400-600 students. Assign students writing projects such as memoranda and appellate briefs based on research of key issues in the law ranging from torts to business law. Ensure that students are able to understand and apply legal issues in different fact scenarios.
Crown Holdings, Inc., Philadelphia, PA June-August 2011
Corporate Clerkship Participant
Researched and drafted memoranda and presentations on issues such as social media in the workplace, the economic loss doctrine, attorney-client privileges, and U.S. relations with Myanmar for the general counsel of a Fortune 500 metal containers manufacturer. Observed and recorded minutes of settlement negotiations, arbitration, and attorney-client meetings.
Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney, Norristown, PA May-September 2010
Intern to District Attorney Risa Vetri-Ferman
Assisted the District Attorney in researching and developing resources for young children on Internet safety and cyber-bullying. Researched case facts and analyzed jury instructions.
Reading classic English literature, healthy cooking, running