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The Offbeat Path: Working for an NGO in Turkey

Hello! This month's interview is with Kutina Williams. Kutina reached out to me after reading this blog, and I am so happy she did! She's had a number of unique experiences and I think you'll find them very interesting. If you'd like to be featured on this blog, please contact me at carissa.mulder@gmail.com. Can you tell us a little bit about your background? Where did you grow up, where did you go to undergrad and law school, etc.? I was born in Beaufort, S.C. on the coast and grew up in Winnsboro, SC.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree in…

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The Offbeat Path: Interview with Lori Bryant

Hello, and welcome to another interview with a female attorney who is pursuing an un-traditional career path! This month's interviewee is Lori Bryant. Lori and I went to law school together and provided moral support for each other when the job hunt got rough, so I am very happy that you get a chance to meet her through this interview. As always, if you are interested in being interviewed, please contact me at carissa.mulder@gmail.com.1) Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up, go to school, etc.?I was born in San Mateo, CA and moved to a small…

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The Offbeat Path: Solo Practitioner

Welcome back to the Offbeat Path! This month's interview is with Kari Hong, a fantastic solo practitioner in California (though not for long!) who is becoming a law professor. Enjoy!Kari's background, family, and personal life:I grew up in Northfield, Minnesota, a small Midwestern town that took great pride in its community spirit and two liberal arts colleges that it had within its border.  I was always interested in social justice issues, spending my middle school and high school years writing letters to the editor about various political issues.  I have an older brother and younger sister, who along with my…

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The Offbeat Path: Regulatory Counsel

I've posted several interviews with women who have unusual jobs, so it seemed reasonable that I should post about my job.I stumbled into my job, in a way, after graduating during the depths of the recession and fruitlessly searching for gainful employment for over a year after passing the bar. My ex-law school roommate, Rachel, had found a job in the DC area and recommended me when a job opened up at her workplace. As a side note, in my experience, connections are everything in a job market as weak as this one, which is rather depressing when you have…

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The Offbeat Path: Public Defender

 Welcome back to the third installment of The Offbeat Path! This month is particularly special to me, as our interviewee, Caitlin Gossett, is a friend from Notre Dame, which is where we both attended law school! I hope you’ll enjoy her story. Please feel free to contact me at carissa.mulder@gmail.com if you have questions, comments, or would like to discuss being profiled!  Caitlin, in her own words:  I am a native of Boston, Massachusetts.  I grew up in Mission Hill, a neighborhood in Boston.  I started undergrad at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. Xavier is a Catholic, historically…

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The Offbeat Path - International Human Rights (Part 2)

Hello again!  Through an odd quirk, I wound up interviewing Leah Boyd, who also worked for IJM, the organization from last month, so I'll skip the general background information this time. Please shoot me an e-mail at carissa.mulder@gmail.com if you would like to be interviewed for the blog or have any questions you'd like me to ask. Cheers!Leah's Background:I grew up on a farm in Kansas, went to Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA and majored in Political Science.  After graduation, I took a year off and worked for my dad on our farm because I wanted a break from reading and writing…

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The Offbeat Path: International Human Rights

Hello! My name is Carissa Mulder, and this is my first post on Ms. JD. Since this is my first post, I thought I would provide a little background on myself and on the topic of my blog posts.  The financial crash of 2008 brought changed the lives of many lawyers and lawyers-to-be, including me. I was a 3L at Notre Dame that fall and was busy sending out job applications, as I’d spent my 2L summer working at a non-profit. I was a bit nervous about the future, naturally, but not unduly so. After all, I had good grades,…

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