Alumni Wisdom

“I certainly believe that my undergraduate educational experience provided me valuable knowledge and skills that allowed me to successfully pursue a law degree. Perhaps the most significant attribute of that experience was the exposure to professors dedicated to ensuring that their students learned to critically analyze the subject matter. Without question, that skill was important in developing my interest in the law and my eventual success in practicing it.”

Lane Williamson

BGSU ‘85
Eastman & Smith, Ltd.
Toledo, Ohio

“A BGSU education will provide you with an excellent foundation for the study of law. I feel I was well prepared for the rigors of law school because BGSU gave me a quality education. If you work hard in college, you can get into law school.”

Bill Arnold

BGSU ’74, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University’77
Ohio Savings Bank
Cleveland, Ohio

“The practice of law involves a variety of subject matter (welding, chemicals, music, accounting). As an attorney you need to develop skills which enable you to assimilate this material quickly so that you can advise your client. The College of Arts and Sciences provided me with these skills.”

Jerry Baker

BGSU ’65, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University’68
Law Offices of Gerald I. Baker
Canton, Ohio

“My education at BGSU prepared me well for both law school and my legal career. The courses of study available provided me the opportunity to develop my writing, analytical and critical thinking skills, which proved to be the foundations of my education at Harvard Law School and are continually relevant in my current legal practice.”

Andrea L. Hertzfeld

BGSU ’00, Harvard Law School ‘04
Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C.
Washington, D.C.