Meet 2024 Summer Associate Zach Dobbin

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Recently, Ward and Smith welcomed six law students to its six-week Summer Associate Program.

Meet them in our "Meet the Summer Associate" series. We got to know Zach Dobbin last year as our Minorities in the Profession Committee candidate. Now a second-year law student, he's back with us again.

Get to know Zach:

Zach Dobbin

Hometown: Knightdale, NC
School: NC Central University School of Law – 2L

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

Reading and trying new restaurants with my friends.

What is your favorite book?

Ender's Game 

Where is your favorite vacation spot?

The beach...but not the ocean

If you knew you could try anything and not fail, what dream would you pursue?

Becoming a world-renowned chef. 

Why do you want to be an attorney?

To play a role in large-scale changes that ultimately improve as many lives as possible.

What sparked your interest in law?

A combination of high school debates and research into many of the underlying issues of the health system.

What is the hardest part of law school?

Accepting there's often no "right" answer, just the best one.

What's the best advice someone has given you?

Regretting and remembering the past isn't an issue, but being stuck in the past or forgetting it can be.

Describe yourself in three words.

Calm, curious, and adaptable.

Ward and Smith's 2024 Summer Associate Program ends on June 21. Click here to learn more about the program.

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