Duquesne University School of Law •••••Pittsburgh, PA Juris Doctor Degree (August ••••• – June •••••) • Selected for Federal Low Income Tax Practicum for Fall ••••• • Certificate of Westlaw Proficiency for Tax Research • Relevant courses taken: Federal Low Income Tax Practicum, Federal Income Taxation, Estate Planning, Estates and Trusts • ••••• summer study of European law in Dublin, Ireland
University of Pittsburgh •••••Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Arts Degree, Magna Cum Laude - Administration of Justice, Spring ••••• • National Golden Key Society••••• • Chancellor’s Honors Convocation Honoree • National Society of Collegiate Scholars • Dean’s List
Duquesne University School of Law – Federal Low Income Tax Practicum Pittsburgh, PA Student Attorney (August ••••• – December •••••) Advocated for low income taxpayers and attended U.S. Tax Court sessions in Pittsburgh, PA. Prepared Offers in Compromise, petitions for Request for Penalty Abatement, Injured Spouse Relief, and Innocent Spouse Relief.
Duquesne University School of Law •••••Pittsburgh, PA Research Assistant (February ••••• – May •••••) Prepared newsletters, secured a grant for the Securities Arbitration Practicum, managed media communications, and researched tax issues for the Director of the Federal Low Income Tax Practicum and the Securities Arbitration Practicum.
Superior Court •••••Pittsburgh, PA Law Clerk (internship) (May ••••• – June •••••) Assisted judicial law clerks in preparation of an unpublished memorandum of law. Completed vote memos and bench memos. Toured Family Court, the Forensics Lab, and observed an autopsy while on tour of the Coroner’s Office.
Reed Smith, LLP •••••Pittsburgh, PA Telecommunications Clerk (September ••••• – June •••••) Facilitated conference calls, solved problems during the night shift, and performed clerical duties.
Records Management Clerk (internship) (January ••••• – April •••••) Provided support for the merger of Reed Smith, LLP and Warner Cranston. Conducted conflict of interest due diligence work. Utilized Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Elite programs.
References •••••Alice Stewart•••••••••• •••••Director of Federal Low Income Tax Practicum •••••and Securities Arbitration Practicum
Judge Joan Orie Melvin•••••••••• •••••Pennsylvania Superior Court ••••• •••••Carolyn Duronio•••••••••• •••••Managing Partner of Reed Smith, LLP (Pittsburgh)