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Why Adam Morris Chose Capital Law

4/19/2017  - 

Adam Morris, L’17, chose Capital University Law School in part because, he says, “coming from a large high school and undergraduate institution, it was time for a change of pace. I wanted the atmosphere of a small school.”

A 2012 graduate of The Ohio State University, Adam, now a third-year student, earned a Bachelor of Science in Anthropological Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. After college, he worked for both the State of Ohio and Franklin County which developed his love of the Columbus area.

Adam has always kept his career goals in focus. “I always knew that I wanted to work in criminal law, specifically as a prosecutor,” he says. “Criminal law has the ability to impact families and the community on a personal level and making that positive difference is something I have always strived to achieve.”

“I chose Capital for a variety of reasons,” Adam remembers. “First, Capital gave me the opportunity to compete in the first annual Barrister’s Academic Excellence Scholarship competition, which proved that Capital believed in my ability and was willing to invest in my future.”

Active in the Capital Law community, Adam is an Articles Editor on the Law Review, a Student Ambassador with the Office of Admission, a Peer Advisor for the 1L class, a member of the Criminal Law Association, and a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.

Adam wrote his Law Review comment about Ohio’s heroin epidemic and proposed legislative changes to combat local and state drug policy issues. His article was inspired by his internship with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in the drug and white-collar crime division. “Capital gives me the alumni network and building location necessary to manage a hectic schedule including classes, internships, and student organizations,” he says.

The future is still open for Adam. “I am excited to see what the next step of my legal career brings,” he says. “But, I know that whatever that step may be, I will be ready for the challenge.”

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