Mariama Barry '25
Legal Areas of Interest:
Civil Litigation, Labor and Employment, Civil Rights
Government and International Studies (Human Rights) — Franklin & Marshall College
Campus and Community Involvement:
National Trial Team; Legal Writing and Analysis Teaching Assistant; Pardon Coach; Career Services Office (Student Ambassador); Diversity, Inclusion, and Educational Equity Committee; Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
Life Before Dickinson Law:
I took a two-year gap before attending law school. During that time, I was a field/political organizer for campaigns and a community relations coordinator for Mayor McGee of Lynn, MA.
A Dickinson Law Favorite:
Winning the 1L Mock trial competition with my very good friend and having our two other close friends serve as our witnesses.
Why Dickinson Law?:
To me, Dickinson Law felt like home when I visited the school. The professors and students showed a genuine interest when I visited as well.
PA Office of Attorney General — Civil Litigation Section
Advice for Prospective Law Students:
Visit the schools you are applying to and talk to current students and professors.
Something You Love About Carlisle:
Carlisle’s ethnic restaurants are amazing!
On Choosing A Law School:
Look for compatibility. Get a feel for the school.
You’d Never Guess That…:
I studied abroad in Chile, Nepal, and Jordan for four months during undergrad!
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