Snapshot of an Almost J.D.: Blake Bowman
March 10, 2014
“I was lucky. Blake and I went to elementary, middle, and high school together. Although we never really spoke to each other until law school, it was nice to have a friendly and familiar face in school. Throughout my life, I always knew Blake was smart, likable, and focused. He is a wonderful person to have around.”
Halah asked Blake the following questions. Here are his answers:
What’s your educational background?
I attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. I graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in Economics, Summa Cum Laude. I was an economics tutor, student athlete tutor, and intramural golf champion.
What about your family background?
I was born and raised in Beaverton. I am a son of an estimator and physical therapist. I have an older sister. I am also ¼ Croatian (My grandpa is 100% Croatian and is very proud). I married my high school girlfriend and have a chocolate lab named Dexter. I also have a cat named Cosmo.
Why did you decide to go to law school?
I was fascinated by the financial crisis of 2007-2008. I did not understand how something like that could happen. I was currently studying economics and was very interested whenever economic regulations were discussed in class. A professor recommended that if I was interested in regulations, I should consider law school.
What is your favorite part about Lewis & Clark?
The collegial environment. I was concerned about law school being very competitive, but everyone at L&C has been super friendly and giving.
What is your least favorite part about Lewis & Clark?
The McCarty classrooms look like military bunkers, and sometimes feel like them. A window or two would be nice.
What are your future job and career goals?
I currently am working with in-house counsel for a private equity firm. I would like to gain more experience with securities regulation and help local business and entrepreneurs grow.
What do you think prospective students should know about law school?
Study hard, but don’t freak out about exams; they’re not as bad you think.
What is an interesting part about your background? Or in other words, how do you contribute to the diversity of Lewis & Clark?
I don’t have much to contribute socioeconomically. However, my background and passion for business are different from most other students at L&C.
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