Profiles: Jodi Phillips
Senior Associate Attorney at Peter Shelton Law
Tell me something special or interesting about your background before you went to law school?
I grew up showing dogs in dog shows. I worked for a professional dog handler when I was about 13. I helped to groom the show dogs and got to show unique breeds.
Why did you decide to go to law school?
I worked for an attorney support service from the time I was 17-23 years old. I was also in a youth group in Arizona and I helped rewrite their Constitution and Bylaws. Both of these experiences made me see I wanted to go to law school.
How has Disability Services benefited you during law school?
Disability Services has allowed me to take exams in a way that keeps me equal with my peers. Because of my nerve damage in my elbow, I am able to maintain a similar level to my peers by taking short breaks as needed during exams.
What is your greatest source of motivation/support as you work toward your JD?
My greatest source of motivation and support in law school are: my boyfriend Jeremy, my mom and Professor Quan.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not at law school?
My favorite thing to do when I am not in law school is to take my dogs to the beach.
What message/advice do you have for your fellow law students?
I would advise law students to trust in your abilities and have self confidence. I would also tell them to take breaks!
If not in law school right now, what would you be doing?
If I wasn't in law school, I'd probably be working towards my Master's Degree in Women and Gender Studies.