Profiles

Jodi Phillips

JD 13

Student

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.