Jacob Freeman '05
Major: English, publishing and printing arts minor
(J.D., Harvard Law School, 2011)
"My job as an attorney requires first and foremost the ability to think critically. Not only must I be able to counter opposing parties’ arguments, I must also be able to objectively analyze and find the weaknesses in my own clients’ positions in order to present their cases most effectively.
“Although I never considered going into law until after I graduated from PLU, my time there certainly helped prepare me for both law school and my career. As an English major, I learned how to write clearly and effectively, how to make cogent arguments, and how to critically analyze others’ and my own points of view. In particular, my classes in the Publishing and Printing Arts program taught me editing skills that I used as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and continue to use as a practicing attorney.”