Year & program in school: 2L Full Time
Hometown, State, Country: Plano, Texas
Undergraduate/Graduate Schools: Oregon State University
I received my undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Oceanography at Oregon State University. Before deciding to come to law school, I thought that I was going to be researching oceans for the rest of my life. While I grew up in Texas, I have fallen in love with all that Oregon has to offer and plan to be here long term.
What is your favorite class that you’ve taken at Lewis & Clark and why?
Copyright law, the professor was engaging and so knowledgeable. I felt so immersed into the subject that I would think about copyright infringement any time I adventured outside my apartment. I had so many questions and felt like I learned a ton.
Why did you choose to attend Lewis & Clark?
One of the best pieces of advice someone gave me during my law school search was to attend a school where I wanted to start my adult life. I chose Lewis & Clark mainly because of the location. I knew that building a network was the most important thing for my career and that I would be well situated after graduation.
What was the hardest thing about adjusting to law school?
I was never a natural academic. Growing up, it felt like I had to work 5x harder than my peers just to pass a class. Having an undergraduate degree in science was extremely difficult and didn’t play to my natural strengths, so I thought law school would be a nice change. However, it required an entire shift in mindset. That shift, and not comparing myself to my peers, have been the hardest things so far.
My top 10-ish list for things to do in Portland/Oregon:
-Bamboo Sushi for that one vegetarian roll I can eat
-Devil’s Punch Bowl off the coast
-Council Crest Park for a sunset
-Cafe Yumm – a bit mainstream but so good
-Bar Bar off Mississippi
-Kayaking/paddle boarding on Oswego Lake
-Belmont Fermentorium// Modern Times
-Berry Picking in Hood River Valley
-Portland’s Saturday Market
Radhika Shah, 2L Day
Oregon State University (Undergrad)
Intellectual Property and Business Litigation