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Kelly Claxton

JD ’18, Filice Law Professional Corporation, Ontario, Canada

Kelly Claxton attended ONU Law as an international student passionate about getting involved. She was involved in SBA, Law Review, the Library Committee and Street Law, and also served as a research assistant and teaching assistant. She appreciates the small size of ONU and believes that the close-knit nature of the law community gives students at ONU an advantage over other schools. “Everyone always helps each other out – it’s a competitive school, but we all foster growth in individuals.”

Kelly believes that putting in extra time is the best way to learn the most from professors. “Get involved – that is, I think, the most important thing in law school,” she says. "If people just put in the time and want to get involved, it would make the school so much better. When you get involved and you get to know people, then the staff, the faculty and other students are willing to help you. Students have to put in the time, be on campus and, most importantly, have fun with it. You can be a top student in your class, but getting involved can show potential employers another great side to you as well! When you start volunteering, people start asking you to do things, and it turns into easy networking.”