Saturday, January 15, 2011

Guest Blogger: Tim Prevo, '06

From time to time we like to feature a guest posting from one of our former political science majors, a sort of "where are they now" series. Today, we hear from Tim Prevo, who graduated in 2006:

I graduated from Saint Michael's College in the Spring of 2006 with a B.A. in Political Science. While some people know exactly what they intend to do with their lives, I didn't even know I was a political science major until the first week of classes; apparently my mother, having endured more than her share of my backtalk since I was able to form words, was convinced I would someday be a lawyer, and indicated 'political science' on my application when I wasn't looking.

I always enjoyed law-oriented movies, in particular Grisham novel adaptations, but I had never actually studied the law. Then in 2005, I took American Constitutional Law. I was fascinated by the complexity of the material. The subject resonated with me and I had never felt more challenged, and though I was only dimly aware of it at the time, I felt that law was something I was going to want to study and/or practice for the rest of my life.

After some twists and turns I enrolled in Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut, in the Fall of 2009. After a few weeks, I knew I was exactly where I should be. As I enter the second half of my second year, I am as sure now as I was then of my decision. I have learned more in 18 months than I ever thought possible. I had the opportunity to study International and EU Law at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, in association with Quinnipiac University in the summer of 2010. Beginning in January of 2011, I will be doing legal research for the joint House-Senate Judiciary Committee at the Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut as an intern.

Looking back, I can only say that I am here because I made a series of good decisions.

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