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Why Kimberlyn Seccuro Chose Capital

2/21/2018  - 

Kimberlyn Seccuro, L'19, chose Capital Law School after taking a tour during her senior year at West Virginia University. It was not a hard decision. She knew after one weekend in Columbus that Capital would be the school for her graduate education. "From the moment I walked in, the people in the Office of Admissions were just so friendly and informative. Choosing a law school can be overwhelming so it was nice to have such helpful people of whom to ask questions."

As a graduate of WVU with a B.A. in Political Science, Kimberlyn had known for some time that she wanted to attend law school. At WVU, she had a special concentration in legal studies. She also had an interest in philosophy, race and gender relations, and civil liberties, and wrote her senior thesis research on the attitudinal decision-making model that existed during the era of the William H. Rehnquist Supreme Court.

Though law school was on Kimberlyn's radar, she did not suspect that she would spend so much time in the Midwest. She grew up in a small town just outside of Cocoa Beach, Florida, so moving to Columbus offered quite a change. She said it was tough leaving the beaches of Florida, but she has come to love the changing seasons in Ohio. Her favorite thing about Columbus "has to be the Short North-it has great shopping, cool restaurants, and eclectic coffee shops. The Short North is my go-to place to hangout outside of law school. Columbus is also a thriving place for young professionals. There are so many networking opportunities, as well as large companies that are constantly hiring."

One of the things Kimberlyn especially appreciates about Capital Law is the richness of its student organizations. Since she started at Capital last fall, she re-activated the law school's chapter of the ACLU and is now its President, was voted SBA 2L Day Representative, and is a member of Women's Law Association. She also spends some of her evenings volunteering for pro bono work through Legal Aid, VITA Tax Clinic, and Equitas Health. Additionally, Kimberlyn is a member of the Volume 46 Capital University Law School Law Review, and plans to become a Moot Court and Mock Trial competitor.

After graduation, Kimberlyn is exploring several options including working for a public entity doing civil defense, working for a non-profit, or even opening her own law firm. Her ultimate goal is to practice law for ten or more years, continue her education in a doctoral program, and eventually become a professor. Kimberlyn said, "I am forever grateful of the contribution of the professors and administration of Capital Law School to my legal education, and every day when I walk through our building, I'm reminded that I made the right decision."

For additional "My Decision" articles, see Why I Chose Capital.