Benjamin Anderson ’14 headed from Hamilton to Georgetown Law, a decision shaped by his experience inside and outside the classroom. He was a government major who sought out courses that helped him to write effectively and think critically, and came away feeling well equipped with research and writing skills.
“For my senior honors thesis under the guidance of Professor Phil Klinkner, I studied how newly-implemented voter identification laws impact turnout and potentially disenfranchise certain voters. And in Professor Yvonne Zylan's sociology courses I examined the relationship between law and society,” Anderson says.
Anderson soaked up real-world experience, too. As an intern at the Democratic National Committee, he observed the inner-workings of the U.S. political system. And he explored the legislative process as an intern in the House of Representatives.
“I am incredibly grateful for all the rich learning opportunities Hamilton facilitates beyond the traditional classroom," he says. "The ones that stand out the most are the summer research grant and summer internship funding I received through the Levitt Center, and the Government Department's semester in Washington program, which I participated in my junior year.”