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Grad Heads to Prestigious Law School

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Grad Heads to Prestigious Law School

by Sharyn Kopf—Cedarville, Ohio

October 5, 2009

As the world becomes more aware of the global cancer of human trafficking, Cedarville University graduate Christen Price ’09 will take her next step toward doing something about it this fall.

The philosophy major has chosen Georgetown Law School, out of the eight schools she applied to and the four that accepted her. Since she intends to specialize in international human rights law, Price appreciates Georgetown’s strong international program, not to mention its location in downtown Washington, D.C. In fact, the Law Center is just a few blocks from the Supreme Court and the Capitol.

“Georgetown also has an alternative first-year curriculum that emphasizes the social and philosophical contexts of the usual first-year law course subjects,” she says. “As a philosophy major, I was attracted to that.”

Hoping to start her career as a federal prosecutor, Price eventually plans to work in anti-trafficking law overseas. The ambitious Beavercreek, Ohio, native is interested in exploring legal issues surrounding academic, journalistic and religious freedoms, as well as the challenges and human rights issues raised by Sharia, or Islamic law. She eventually hopes to continue her studies in these areas.

“The combination of philosophy and math at Cedarville,” says Price, who was a physics major for three years, “taught me to analyze, write and defend arguments, which is a key part of law school.”

Georgetown accepts approximately 17 percent of those who apply, and their students have a median GPA of 3.68.