Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

About Emily: I received my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University in 2008. After graduation, I worked for a year for a company owned by AIG. I then obtained my Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. I entered law school here at NIU Law immediately after receiving my MBA.   

Previous Legal and/or Professional Experience: I clerked for two summers for a private civil defense firm, which largely focuses on insurance defense. I am currently taking insurance law to gain a deeper understanding of this area of law and hope to someday practice with this firm.  I am also working as a graduate assistant in the College of Business in the Department of Management. It’s nice to be able to keep a balance of the legal field and the business world.  I hope to continue to balance classes that will prepare me for the bar exam with classes that are of a personal interest to me. I would like to continue to expand my legal education and have fun with my friends for one last year before we all graduate and go our different ways!

What activities are you involved in? I have been elected Student Bar Association President for the 2013-2014 school year. My goals are to put on successful events, engage in more charitable efforts, and provide an overall comfortable experience for the student body. I would like to make a better effort towards keeping the student body informed and extending invitations to all of our events to faculty and staff.

This interview was conducted in Fall 2013. 

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