Shannon Duncanson

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3rd Year
Clemson University
Tallahassee, Florida
Area of Interest
International law, government/legislation/policy

Why did you choose the College of Law?
I chose the College of Law because I felt the amazing community the school offers as soon as I walked on campus. I felt extremely welcomed by the students and faculty. The College of Law was the only law school I applied to that I felt wanted me to be a part of their community as much as I wanted to be a part of it. 

How have you interacted with our alumni network?
The alumni network is an amazing part of the College of Law. I have met with several alumni here in Tallahassee who have offered and continue to offer me sound and beneficial advice.

What has been the best experience you have had at the College of Law thus far?
The people! The faculty and other students are what makes the College of Law so great. On the first day of 1L orientation, I met a group of people who became the best support group throughout my first year of school. They have become some of my very best friends!

What has been your most challenging experience in law school thus far?
The most challenging experience in law school so far has probably been adjusting my study habits to be more effective. It is very easy to get behind with how much reading comes with each class. During my 1L year, I had to learn how to be a more effective studier and note taker in order to succeed. 

Why did you become a student ambassador?
Before I even stepped foot on campus as a law student, I felt extremely welcomed by the student ambassadors and the entire law school community. I felt as if everyone at the school really wanted me to be there. The College of Law was the only school that I visited where I had this feeling. I became a student ambassador so I could be that welcoming person for new and prospective students.