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Snapshot of an Almost JD: Brandon Foy

August 25, 2014

What’s your educational background?

I earned a bachelor of business administration in finance at the University of Alaska - Anchorage.  During my undergrad I spent a semester at a community college in San Diego, and two-quarter terms at Western Oregon University.


What about your family background?

I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska with my mom and older brother.  In fall 2011, I moved the family (my wife, Jenn, and four month old daughter, Amelia) to Oregon to start law school. Amelia is now three and has a one-year-old baby sister named Kate.  I am a happy husband and proud daddy!


Why did you decide to go to law school?

I initially wanted to go for a masters degree in public policy, but learned more about what a law degree offers after going to a law school fair at UAA with a friend.


What is your favorite part about Lewis & Clark?

The campus!  Spending time there is great because it’s so beautiful and relaxing.  The main buildings (the library, Wood Hall, and the LRC) have huge windows that make you feel like you’re studying in a tree house.

The people are great too!


What is your least favorite part about Lewis & Clark?

I love to eat at the cafe on the law school campus, but the hours are getting more limited as the incoming class sizes become smaller and smaller.  It’s no problem around lunchtime, but you’ll have to head to the undergrad campus if you’re hungry after 5pm.


What are your future job and career goals?

I plan on a career in public service.  I’d love to be a deputy district attorney - I’m externing at a district attorney’s office now and I love it!


What do you think prospective students should know about law school?

The opportunities and flexibility the part-time program provides.  The value of being able to adapt your course-load to your changing work and life situations CANNOT be understated.  

L&C allows you to go part-time (12 credits or less) when you need or want to. You never know what life will throw at you, so it’s reassuring to know your school is able to adapt to it.  


What is an interesting part about your background?  Or in other words, how do you contribute to the diversity of Lewis & Clark?

I studied Japanese from 1st-12th grade, and German for three years in high school. Growing up learning about other languages and cultures has helped me become open to other ways of doing things.

I love getting to know new people and learning about their backgrounds.

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