Meet 2023 Summer Associate Emily Sullivan

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Ward and Smith's 2023 Summer Associate Program is underway with a formidable five-strong cohort of legal minds.

This six-week venture into the legal realm offers these promising future lawyers a chance to sharpen their skills and gain invaluable insight into the inner workings of a law firm as they work alongside our veteran attorneys.

Get ready to meet our impressive cohort as we introduce them in our "Meet the Summer Associate" series!

Introducing Emily Sullivan

Emily Sullivan

Hometown: Morehead City
School: Campbell University School of Law – 2L

Would you like to share something about your family?

My dad recently retired and is leaning into this new role- we just got chickens! He is also considering getting a second lizard.

What do you like to do in your downtime when you're not studying?

I enjoy running, practicing yoga, and cooking.

What is your favorite movie?

I'm not a big movie person, but I have recently been obsessed with Modern Family.

What is your favorite book?

The Midnight Library

What is your favorite food?

Mac and Cheese

Where is your favorite vacation spot?

Morehead City, NC

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I studied abroad in Nairobi, Kenya for a semester in college.

What sparked your interest in law?

Working as a summer clerk at a law firm in Morehead City during COVID made me realize that I love solving client problems and enjoy the personal interaction that the legal field promotes.

What is the hardest part of law school?

Learning when to put down the books and take a break. Also, the cold calls, I hate cold calls.

What are you most excited to learn during your time here at Ward and Smith?

How to put my school knowledge to practice.

What's the best advice someone has given you?

My high school volleyball coach always said, "Do what you do and do it well."

Describe yourself in three words.

Outgoing, intentional, and persistent.

Ward and Smith Summer Associate Program runs through June 23.


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