Mike Vervoort wants to give back to ONU Law. He believes that one of his purposes in the program is to help the school grow and to keep its name out in the world. He believes that the more the school grows and the better reputation it gains, the better it will help him down the road, and vice versa. Mike hopes that his experience after law school can help him to become an influential alumnus for the school. He wants to help future students branch out to obtain more experience in different areas of law while they are still in school. As a peer mentor, he is no stranger to helping other students.
After graduation, Mike wants to clerk for either a common pleas judge or a federal district judge to help further his learning experience. He enjoys working in civil litigation, but his goal is to start his own practice and open his own law firm. He wants his practice to be in the area of criminal law, specifically criminal defense work, and later hopes to open up a civil law division at the firm as well.
Mike describes his experience at ONU as intense, humbling and rewarding. “ONU lets you grow as a person,” he says. “It helps you understand what you want to do and what you’re best at, so you can tailor it towards your future.”