Alumni Spotlight: Kim A. Brown '05
JD, Widener University School of Law
Landis Rath and Cobb LLP
My Widener Experience
why did you decide to major in government and politics?
Initially, I decided to major in government & politics because it seemed like a natural stepping stone to my ultimate goal of pursuing a legal career. However, once I was immersed in the curriculum, I couldn't imagine studying anything else. I fell in love with political theory and enjoyed the lively debates that often broke out in our class discussions. Through my years at Widener, I not only learned how to be a critical thinker and effective communicator, but, more importantly, I learned how to be an engaged citizen.
who was your favorite professor at widener? why?
Honestly, I can't pick just one professor as my favorite—the entire faculty was wonderful! Professor Vike, who was also my advisor, was there for me every step of the way in my undergraduate journey from helping me to choose my courses to proofreading my law school admissions essay. He was also an excellent professor who was always trying to find interesting ways and incentives to encourage his students to become more engaged in politics. Professor Henderson is the one who helped to solidify my choice to go to law school. His constitutional law class was exciting and a great peek into what a first-year law class is like. Professor Goldstein is quite possibly the most entertaining professor I ever had the pleasure of studying under. His classes certainly were never dull. Finally, Professor Jones really challenged us to think outside the box and connected with her students on a personal level.
My Professional Experience
what do you like most about your current position?
I am currently an associate at a law firm in Wilmington, Delaware that specializes in corporate bankruptcy & restructuring and corporate litigation. One of my favorite things about my current job is that with each new case, I get the opportunity to learn a whole new business or industry from the ground up. I get to apply the critical-thinking skills I learned throughout my Widener career to develop unique and individually tailored plans to resolve my clients' issues. However, my absolute favorite thing about my current job is the people I work with—they make all the difference.
what advice would you give a prospective student considering your major?
When choosing your major, pick something you love. If it doesn't captivate your interest, pick something else. Having a passion for what you study and what you ultimately do in life makes all the difference.