Cardozo Alumni: Bringing Passion to Practice
Selected Stories from Cardozo's Class of 2018: One year Post-Graduation
Abigail Cotler, Associate General Counsel, Diamonds International
My passion in law school was trademarks and brand protection.
Now working for an international luxury goods company brand protection is always at the front of my mind, but it has also exposed me to different areas of law. Now I found my passions include areas such as corporate responsibility and international commerce. The great thing about being a lawyer is that you are constantly learning and your passions can shift to reflect new understandings.
Justin Fleishacker, Associate, Paul Hastings
My passion in law school centered around protecting the advancement of science and innovation.
Currently, at Paul Hastings, I have the opportunity to defend pharmaceutical patents for innovators.
Lekha Menon, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis, Restructuring Group
My passion in law school, as cliche as it might be, was learning. I was, and still am, so curious about our country's legal system and how founding legal principles remain at the core of our society but also continue to evolve to function in today's world.
As a brand new attorney, it feels like I learn something new every ten minutes. I spend much of my time researching discrete questions and problem solving my way through complex issues. I'm excited by the prospect of a job that will never be boring and will always reward intellectual curiosity.