Caitlin Cooke '21

Caitlin CookHometown: Midlothian, VA

Legal Area of Interest:
Public Interest

Undergraduate Study:
Virginia Commonwealth University

Campus and Community Involvement:
Women’s Law Caucus, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Public Interest Law Fund

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
As a student at a smaller school, you really get to know your fellow classmates and professors. Since many of us are moving far from home to attend school, it’s easy to find a chosen family at Dickinson Law that makes home not feel so far away.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I enjoyed the small town charm of Carlisle and liked how supported all the students felt when visiting.

I had an IOLTA fellowship position this past summer at Laurel Legal Services in Greensburg, PA. This was the first time I was exposed to the family law and domestic violence sector, and it was an eye-opening experience. I really enjoyed being able to help someone get out of a dangerous situation and feel safe again.

Favorite Course:
Torts! I really enjoyed Professor Mogill and his teaching methods. I even ended up being his research assistant for the summer.

Something You Love About Carlisle:
Carlisle has occasional festivals that are fun to walk through. They are typically set-up along High Street so you can check them out on your way to class.

On Choosing a Law School:
Be flexible and open to change. You don’t have to know exactly what you want to do after law school right away. You don’t even need to know after your first year.

You'd Never Guess That... :
I’m a wannabe yogi and usually try to find a nearby yoga studio whenever I move somewhere new.