Four years of hard work has just paid off for recent Lipscomb University graduate, Taylor Sample. After a brilliant undergraduate career in the Law, Justice and Society program, Sample will make Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law his new home for the next three years.
While enrolling in Lipscomb’s LJS program, Sample focused his attention on two growing law-related disciplines: legal ethics and conflict management. These two areas of study, coupled with numerous hands-on experiences allowed Sample to stand out among thousands of law school applicants.
Through LJS, Sample participated in the Lipscomb Initiative for Education (LIFE) program. This one-of-a-kind program takes learning opportunities off campus to places like the Tennessee Prison for Women and Room in the Inn.
In addition, a capstone project and a law-related internship, allowed Sample to add specific skills to his pre-law résumé.
“A lot of law schools want you to get a law degree and then use it to help people and serve. So, it helps to go out and [do that] with your undergraduate work beforehand. I think that’s what really set my application apart,” said Sample.
As an LJS major, Sample also participated in two required travel courses. These classes took Sample to Washington, D.C. and Europe for the purpose of visiting legislatures, courts, law firms, and other law or social justice-related organizations. Sample found that travel took on a whole new significance in the context of an academic atmosphere, saying, “It’s one thing to go to Geneva or D.C., it’s another thing to go and see how that city works.”
While a bit nervous, Sample is excited about his upcoming opportunity to study law at Indiana University. He knows that his time in the LJS program at Lipscomb University has laid a solid foundation for his future graduate study.
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