In 2018, the Pre-Law Society (“Society”) was established as Bates’ first student-centered career club for students who are interested in attending law school and entering the legal profession. The Society provides its members with information and resources on law school admissions, LSAT preparation, and the current trends in the legal world. The Society collaborates with faculty, Bates Career Development Center and other student organizations to develop programs to empower students to make informed decisions about law school and legal careers. If you wish to join the Society and receive information from the listserv, please send a request to Anthony M. McGee, J.D. @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Board Members for 2018 Term
Alexandra Gwillim ‘18 – President
Alexandra Gwillim serves as the President of the Bates College Pre-Law Society. She plans to attend law school in 2020. Alexandra is interested in family law, and hopes to become a guardian ad litem. She is originally from Chanute, KS, and spent six years living in Europe as a child. During her time at Bates College, Alexandra worked as an intern for the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Lewiston District Court, and the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition.
Alexander Hall ’20 – Vice President
Alexander is the Vice-President of the Bates Pre-Law Society. He is a Politics major and plans to attend law school. Alexander is the captain of the intramural soccer, hockey, and football teams, and serves as the chairman of the Elections and Oversight Board. Also, he is the parliamentarian to the student government, and interns in Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s office. Alexander is from Long Island New York.
Andrea Hepfinger ’21 – Secretary
Andrea Hepfinger serves as the Secretary of Pre-Law Society. She is majoring in History and Economics. Upon graduating from Bates, she plans to attend law school to pursue either Criminal or Corporate Law. Andrea is from Madison, Wisconsin, and is a member of the Bates Women’s Golf Team and the Chase Hall Planning Board.
Courtney Suggs ’18 – Community Liaison
Courtney Suggs serves as the Community Liaison of the Bates College Pre-Law Society. She is a senior majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Philosophy. Courtney is from Frankfort, IL, but currently resides in Baltimore, MD. She is interested in studying health law and will attend Duke University School of Law in fall 2018. She is a member of the Student Conduct Committee, a Junior Advisor on Residence Life, and a volunteer for the Poland High School Girls Mentoring Program.
Samantha Malone ’19 – Treasurer