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Ana Ching

Ana Ching


Degree: JD ’21
Area(s) of study: Environmental Law
Type of workplace: Law firm
Practice area(s): Environmental Law|Trusts and Estates Law
Location: Portland, OR

What are you up to these days?

I am currently an associate at Dunn Carney here in Portland, Oregon. 

How did you get your job?

Well, my path was fairly straight forward because I was a summer associate for Dunn Carney both summers – after my 1L year and after my 2L year. But I did have to wait a long time for my offer to come through. See my advice below.

What advice would you give to a graduating student who's looking for a job?

I waited about 7 months for my offer to come through. My biggest piece of advice for current students who are still looking or waiting for offers are: patience and perseverance. Everything will work out in the end. Nearly everyone I know who graduated with me found a job and this is not a bad time to be looking for a job. COVID has made a lot of people change their perspective and be at a place where they are re-evaluating their careers so there’s A LOT Of movement within the legal community right now. 

May a student or alum contact you?

Yes! Students may reach me at AChing@dunncarney.com.