The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
JD expected May 2004
GPA 3.11; Highest Grades: Federal Income Tax, Constitutional Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution: A-
- Texas Law Fellowship Recipient, 1 of 29 recipients, Summer 2002
- Associate Editor, The Review of Litigation
- Board of Directors, Texas Law Fellowships, 2002-03
- Co-Director, Habitat for Humanity ¢ UT Law Project, Fall 2003
- Elder Law Clinic, Fall 2003
Rice University, Houston, Texas
BA in Russian and Economics, May 2001
GPA 3.84, magna cum laude
St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Rice University Study Abroad Program, January ¢ May 2000 (all classes taught entirely in Russian)
Fulbright And Jaworski, L.L.P., Dallas, Texas
Summer Associate, May ¢ July 2003
Researched employment law issues and drafted legal memoranda on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); performed research and prepared legal memoranda on litigation issues; attended depositions; participated in witness interviews.
Hilgers And Watkins, P.C., Austin, Texas
Law ClerkJuly ¢ August 2003
Performed extensive research and prepared legal memoranda on employment discrimination issues; researched issues in estate planning and marital property rights, intellectual property and civil procedure; prepared deposition summaries.
Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL), Chicago, Illinois
Texas Law Fellow/Law Clerk, June ¢ August 2002
Drafted article on Medicare and balanced Budget Act for CDEL attorneys; researched issues in bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, employment and health law; held primary responsibility for approximately 100 clients; conducted intake interviews with elderly and disabled clients.
Baker Botts, L.L.P., Houston, Texas
Legal Assistant Clerk, May ¢ August 1998, 1999; July 2000 ¢ August 2001
Assisted attorneys in trial preparation, court filings, document production and records management; prepared deposition summaries; reviewed articles regarding Russian matters.
Legal Internship Program Administrator, August 2000 ¢ August 2001
Coordinated city-wide legal internship program for inner-city high school students; served as liaison between 35-40 participating Houston law firms and high schools; researched and interviewed past participants for article intended for publication regarding program.
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES:
- Rice Program Council (campus student council): Co-President, Internal Vice-President, 1998-99
- Herbert And Helen Allen Scholarship for Leadership and High Achievement (4 years)
- Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society) 1998-2001
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese; conversational in Russian; piano and trumpet.