Isabel Hutchinson

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2nd Year
University of Georgia
Tallahassee, Florida
Area of Interest
Administrative law, public interest law, and civil rights

Why should a prospective student choose FSU College of Law?
You should choose FSU College of Law if you are looking to find a supportive community full of grounded, supportive, and intentional individuals that will continually push you to become the best version of yourself. The people around me have encouraged me to lead a balanced, healthy life in all aspects, not just academically. The community here is unlike anything I have ever experienced before, and I am grateful to be a part of it.

What is your favorite thing about FSU Law?
Though it may seem to be the obvious answer, my favorite thing about FSU Law is the people I have found here, specifically, how grounded each and every one of my peers is. Law school can feel all-consuming at times, but the people at FSU Law have continually reminded me to keep my feet on the ground and to maintain balance within my life. Every person here has interests, hobbies, and experiences outside of school, and these diverse backgrounds, interests, and wealth of experiences only add to the overall value of the education here.

What has been the best experience you have had at the College of Law thus far?
During my 1L fall semester, I had the wonderful privilege of having tea with the honorable Judge Stephanie Thacker of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals through the FSU College of Law Jurist in Residence program. During that lunch, Judge Thacker offered us tips on succeeding in law school and beyond, shared her experience working as a woman in the legal field, and answered questions on some of her more famous decisions. It was wonderful to interact that closely with a federal judge while in my first semester of law school.