Student Spotlight: Caroline McGlamry (2L)
News @ Georgia Law May 2012 Student Profile
Name: Caroline G. McGlamry
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Expected graduation year: 2013
Georgia Law achievements and awards: James E. Butler Scholarship 2011-13; John and Mary Franklin Foundation Law Scholarship 2010-11; Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, board member
Georgia Law extracurricular activities: Street Law, president 2011-present; American Constitution Society, vice president strategic growth 2011-12; Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity; Student Bar Association
Undergraduate degree(s)/institution(s)/year(s): B.A. in History & Psychology / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / 2009
1. What did you do before attending law school?
- I worked as an associate director at Georgetown Learning Centers outside of Washington, D.C., tutoring middle and high school students.
2. Why did you choose to attend Georgia Law?
- I knew I wanted to eventually end up practicing in Atlanta. I love Athens, and it didn’t make sense to pay so much more to go to another law school when I knew I would get just as good of an education here at UGA, and have more fun doing it!
3. Thus far, what is your most memorable experience from your time at Georgia Law?
- Definitely the EJF Auction and subsequent Taste Tripping Party with several of the professors that my friends and I bought. Unfortunately I can’t disclose details or I’d ruin it for the next group, but the whole event – from the auction to the professor packages – was a great experience, and it was a lot of fun getting to know some of the faculty outside of the classroom.
4. What are some activities/clubs/clinics you are involved in at the law school?
- Currently I serve as the president of UGA’s Street Law organization, I am on the board for the American Constitution Society, and I am in the Family Violence Clinic.
5. What made you decide to enroll in the Family Violence Clinic?
- When I moved to Washington, D.C., after undergrad, I started volunteering with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) as an online hotline crisis responder. A lot of the victims that I talk to are victims of family violence, and although the hotline focuses on sexual abuse, physical and sexual abuse often go hand-in-hand. When I came to Georgia Law, I knew I wanted to participate in one of the clinics. The Family Violence Clinic seemed like the logical choice, and so far I’ve been really happy with my decision; it’s nice to finally understand the legal aspect – a victim’s rights and options – to some of the abuse that I encounter on RAINN.
6. What do you enjoy most about Street Law?
- I really enjoy working with kids and helping them to better understand the law as it applies to them. I think kids would get in a lot less trouble with the law if they all understood their rights and the potential ramifications of their actions.
7. What are your hobbies?
- In my spare time (or when I refuse to be at the library any longer), I enjoy running, baking, reading food blogs (which often leads to more baking), being outdoors, traveling and spending time with my friends taking advantage of all of the fun things Athens has to offer.
8. Where is your favorite place to study? Why?
- On the balcony in the main library because it’s quieter and less distracting than downstairs, but you can still see everything that’s going on!
9. What are two things you always have to have with you when you study?
- Earplugs and snacks. I’m easily distracted so earplugs help me stay focused, and snacks keep me motivated to stay at school a lot longer than I otherwise would.
10. What do you like most about living in Athens?
- So many things such as football in the fall, all of the great live music venues downtown, being able to walk almost anywhere, sitting by the fountain on Herty Field when it’s nice outside and being closer to my family (Athens-Atlanta is way more doable than D.C.-Atlanta).
11. What do you do to handle the stress of law school?
- I really enjoy working out – whether it’s training for a race, cycling or playing tennis. I also bake a lot (fortunately these two hobbies somewhat balance each other out!) and spend time with my friends.
12. What is your favorite place on campus? Why?
- In the fall, Stanford Stadium on a Saturday….but in general, Herty Field. Lying in the grass listening to the fountain can even make law school reading somewhat enjoyable.