Posted: November 30th, 2015
Name: Madeline Joerg
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Why I chose Wake Forest Law: I discovered Wake Forest Law through my undergraduate professor, Christina Boyd (JD ’04), who also graduated from Wake Forest Law. She taught two of my undergraduate political science classes, judicial politics and introduction to constitutional law. She was one of my favorite professors at University at Buffalo The State University of New York (SUNY). Because of her passion for and knowledge of the subjects she taught, I felt that Wake Forest Law would be a good fit for me.
Undergraduate School: University at Buffalo The State University of New York
Work Experience: I had a summer internship in 2014 at my dad’s office in Lockport, N.Y. Most of my work consisted of family law matters. The following summer, I interned at the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, located in Buffalo. I also worked as a computer lab consultant while studying at the University at Buffalo, and I am currently a LexisNexis Student Representative.
What is your favorite memory from Wake Forest Law? To be honest, it is hard to narrow down all of my memories from my time at Wake Forest Law and pick just one. I think one of my favorite memories would have to be the feeling you get seeing all of your friends for the first time after the summer break. I love listening to my friends talking about their summer experience or telling stories about mine. When I look back on my experience at Wake Forest Law, my favorite memories will be those where I have my friends with me whether we are celebrating each others’ accomplishments or supporting each other through the stressful days.
What do you like about the Winston-Salem area? Winston-Salem has a small town feeling which reminds me of home, and that is one thing I like about the area. Buffalo, N.Y. residents are proud of where they came from and of their sports teams, so being in a community that shares a similar pride made the transition easier.
What are your aspirations for the future as a graduate? This July I will be taking the bar exam either in New York or North Carolina.
Interesting things about me: I recently won the title of National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR at a horse show. What made this victory, even more memorable, was finding out that many of my friends from home as well as my law school friends had been watching my classes throughout the week. Knowing that my friends were taking time out of their day to support and cheer me on, made the whole experience even better.