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UW 1L Laura Powell receives Susman Godfrey Fellowship

SEATTLE -- Laura Powell ’14 received 2012 Susman Godfrey 1L Women and Minority Trial Lawyer Fellowship May 4.

“I am very honored to receive this fellowship, and excited to work with Susman Godfrey this summer,” Powell said. “This fellowship is a great opportunity to gain exposure to commercial litigation, an area I plan to pursue as an attorney. I also hope to do substantive legal work and create connections with the attorneys in the Seattle office.”

Every year, Susman Godfrey selects five female first year law students to spend two weeks at one of its commercial litigation firms. Susman Godfrey maintains offices in Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York. While at the firm, fellows have the opportunity to work for both plaintiffs and defendants in cases that involve patent, antitrust and security issues.

Susman Godfrey selects fellows based on their academic records, experiences and interest in the role of diversity in the legal profession.

Powell was a quarter-finalist position in the UW Law 1L moot court competition and volunteers at Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington. She was also recently a semi-finalist in the 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition. Next academic year, she will be the VP of Finance for the Law Women's Caucus.

Powell received her B.A. in Politics with honors from Whitman College and also minored in Spanish.

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