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Amy Brewer, 26, will earn her degree from the University of Oregon School of Law on May 19, 2012. She is a Eugene, Oregon, native who followed her father’s footsteps in pursuing a legal career.

As the Staff Editor of the Oregon Law Review, the Co-Director of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and intake volunteer at Lane County Legal Aid, Brewer kept herself busy while completing her degree. She was also an extern with Chief Judge Ann Aiken at the District Court of Oregon in Eugene, where she gained even more experience in practicing law. She was mainly inspired by her father who also attended Oregon Law.

“His passion for the law and access to justice runs deep and is contagious,” she said.

Through all of this hard work, Brewer made some lasting memories over the past three years, including getting married.

“My proudest accomplishment while at Oregon Law is the friends I have made during my time here. I have met some incredible people from across the country.”

She also grew as an individual while at Oregon Law. Brewer says this is the most rewarding experience that she will take away from law school.

“I have learned to trust and have confidence in myself. My colleagues are extremely intelligent and motivated, so it’s easy to get caught up in comparisons.”

Earning a degree from the University of Oregon School of Law is a great achievement. The law school is part of one of the nation’s leading research universities and, based on reputation, is the top ranked school in the state of Oregon, and the second in the Pacific Northwest. The law school has four nationally top- ranked specialty programs in which students learn and prosper from the highly qualified faculty that work within them. Oregon Law lets students thrive in its close-knit community and encourages students to make the school their second home.

“I value my Oregon Law degree because it has given me the tools I need to pursue my career goal, which is to advocate on behalf of fellow community members who cannot advocate for themselves.”

She would like to thank her parents, brothers, grandparents, aunt and uncle, in-laws, and her husband for being extremely supportive and patient over the past three years.

As Brewer finishes her time at Oregon Law, she plans to use her degree to practice locally in Eugene.

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