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Why Christopher Begin Chose Capital

3/12/2019  -  At Capital University Law School, Christopher Begin, L’20, discovered a personal connection between the professors, administration and the students.

“The professors are motivated by their commitment to guide students in competently and sincerely understanding the law,” he says. “The professors never fail to make time for their students, to challenge students to think for themselves and to guide students on the path to success.”

Christopher, who traveled the world while serving in the United States Army after earning a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 2009, says Columbus feels more like home than anywhere else he has lived in recent years.

CapLaw’s location in the heart of Columbus “helps students have access to any of the unique areas and activities the city has to offer,” he says. “This allows students to choose any number of convenient places to live and work. Columbus, with its vibrant cultural and culinary scene, offers endless opportunities for students to find their own niche.”

Christopher found his passion for international relations and diplomacy while attending Ohio State, where he also studied criminology, Japanese and international business. His interests and penchant for international travel and foreign languages led him to pursue his military career.

“The Army provided me with unparalleled experiences in professional training, planning, decision-making, leadership and foreign travel,” Christopher says. “I gained valuable lessons and experience at each of the duty locations to which I was posted, including Japan, Korea, Afghanistan and the state of Georgia.”

He continues to serve in the reserves as an intelligence section noncommissioned officer in charge at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in addition to working as a law clerk for Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor LLC, while pursuing his law degree.

Christopher says CapLaw classes provide students with the integral foundation to have a successful legal career. “Students will further discover a natural proclivity for certain areas of the law,” Christopher explains. “For me, torts law and property law spoke to me on a natural level.”

Christopher, who is president of the Military Law Society, a member of the Law Review Editorial Board and a fellow for the Philip J. Fulton Law Office National Moot Court Team, intends to work for a law firm in the Columbus area following graduation. He also is considering re-entering active duty service through the Army Judge Advocate General’s branch.

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