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Future students are encouraged to contact one of our current students listed below to answer questions about their experience at Memphis Law. Each student has a unique story and can help you determine whether Memphis Law is the right place for your legal education. This may be particularly helpful if you are unable to visit Memphis Law.

We strongly encourage all prospective students to visit the school before making an enrollment decision. You may contact Assistant Dean of Admissions to arrange to meet with a current student during your visit to Memphis Law.

kyle wigginsKyle Cummins 

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate Institution: Auburn University
Interested in: Transactional law and commercial litigation
Involvement: Law Review, Research Assistant to Professor Daniel Kiel
Dream Legal Job: Working with complex transactions and large businesses while serving my city.

"The academic environment at the Memphis Law is top-notch, mostly because of the faculty.  The professors are knowledgeable, experienced, passionate, and always accessible."


sandySandra A. Newcombe

Hometown: Charleston, SC  
Undergraduate Institution: College of Charleston and University of Memphis                            
Interested in: International Law, Public Interest, Human Rights                              
Involvement: University of Memphis Law Review, Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Freshman Moot Court, and Student Ambassador.
Dream Legal Job: Legal adviser for U.S. Department of State
“The people are my favorite part of the law school. The law school staff, administration, and faculty are easily accessible, approachable, and committed to helping students succeed in law school. I feel that I am part of the Memphis Law family because of its great people.”

A PAttersonAurelia Patterson

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University
Interested in: Family and Criminal Law
Involvement: Humphreys Fellow, Black Law Student 
Association, Honor Council, Diversity Committee
Dream Legal Job: Shelby County District Attorney or
Memphis' Premier Divorce Attorney



james cobbJames W. Cobb

Hometown: Fairview, TN
Undergraduate Institution: Austin Peay State University  
Interested in: Business mergers and acquisitions and medical malpractice
Involvement: Secretary for the Honor Council, Research Assistant, Student Ambassador, Professional Liaison for Black Law Student Association, Public Action Law Society & the International Law Society.
Dream Legal Job: Working at a firm that assists with medical malpractice or workers compensation cases, or a firm that focuses on corporate mergers & acquisitions and contract law.  
“Memphis Law is a bridge of opportunity, providing me with a valuable education and fully preparing me for success in the years to come. My professors continually enlighten and push me to excel. It is amazing to see my personal growth and knowledge since beginning this journey.”


Justin RuddJ Rudd

Hometown: Covington, TN
Undergraduate Institution: University of Memphis
Interested in: Health Law, Contracts, and Torts
Involvement: Mental Health Law & Policy Journal, BLSA, Diversity Committee
Dream Legal Job: Open        





D BlocksmaDaane J. Blocksma

Hometown: Portland, OR
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tennessee
Interested in: Military Law, National Security Law, Law and Economics
Involvement: Student Bar Association, Student Ambassador, Orientation Leader,
West Tennessee Marine Officer Candidate Platoon Leader
Dream Legal Job: Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps

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