Trevor Mauck '08

Philosophy Major | NYC Attorney
Trevor Mauck

Why did you major in philosophy?

I chose philosophy because I thought it would provide the best training for law school.  And I was hooked by Professor deVries’ treatment of the ancients. 

Interesting stuff you did as a UNH undergrad? Thesis, study abroad, etc.

I participated in The Washington Center, where I interned with a law firm in D.C. for a semester. As part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, I conducted research in Morocco for a summer on the democratization of the region.  I developed this research into my thesis. 

What are you doing now?

I’m an attorney at a law firm in New York City.  I specialize in tax controversies and transactions. 

Any advice for students considering a philosophy major or graduating with a philosophy major?

The analytical tools that one develops in studying philosophy form the basis of what is measured on the law school admissions test.  Philosophy majors have a head-start for getting into, and excelling at, law school.