Ayanna Byers ’24

Ayanna Byers '24Hometown: New Castle, PA
Email: azb5480@psu.edu

Legal Areas of Interest:
Public Interest (Education Policy, Housing Policy, and Mediation and Negotiation)

Undergraduate Study:
Slippery Rock University (B.S.) and Bowling Green State University (M.A.)

Campus and Community Involvement:
Deans Fellow, Public Interest Scholar, 2L Honor Code Representative, Black Law Student Association, Phi Alpha Delta, Research Assistant, Education Law Association

Life Before Dickinson Law:
Hall Director in Bay Area of California

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
Study groups and celebratory dinners after midterms and finals

Why Dickinson Law?:
I chose Dickinson because of its commitment to public service.

Externship:
Bankruptcy Externship

Favorite Courses:
Civil Procedure and Property

Advice for Prospective Law Students:
Connect and get involved with community both at the school and outside.

Something You Love About Carlisle:
Exploring local shops and businesses and hearing everyone’s story of how they came to Carlisle.

On Choosing A Law School:
Go to a school that works for you, not just one that sounds good when you tell people!

You’d Never Guess That… :
I worked for a summer at a University in South Africa.

Favorite Book:
Becoming by Michelle Obama