Kerri Schulz ‘16

Sociology and Justice Studies Majors | Lawyer

Hometown: Chalfont, Penn.
Undergraduate Major(s)/Minor(s): B.A. Sociology and Justice Studies, Forensics Minor
Graduating Class Year: 2016
Student Organizations: Pre-Law Society and Residence Hall Council
Did you go to Law School directly after graduating college? No, I took two years off before enrolling in law school
What area of Law are you interested in? I am primarily interested in criminal defense, but I have experience in criminal prosecution, personal injury, civil litigation, admiralty, and land use/zoning.

Where are you in your legal career?

I graduated from law school in May 2021. I am currently employed at a private firm which primarily handles DUI/criminal defense matters.

What was the most important thing you did to prepare for law school while at UNH?

While at UNH, the most important things I did to prepare for law school were surrounding myself with like-minded people and utilizing all the various resources that UNH had to offer. For me, this included being a member of the Pre-Law Society, building relationships with professors who were familiar with the process, and receiving guidance from the Career Center. The journey to and through law school can be stressful and it is very important to build a strong support system to help you navigate the process.

What is the best advice you have for those thinking about going to law school?

My best advice would be to immerse yourself, as much as possible, in the study and practice of law so that you feel confident in your decision to go to law school. This could include participating in a legal internship, enrolling in law-based courses at UNH, going to the local courthouse and observing the proceedings, requesting to sit in on a class at a prospective law school, etc. Also, there is no rush! If you feel you need more time to make the decision, take the time! Law school is not going anywhere. It will be there when you are ready!