Ann Rutherford

Ann Rutherford

About Ann: I received my bachelor’s and my master’s degrees from Iowa State University. While working on my graduate degree, I spent a summer in Arequipa, Peru, renovating children’s group homes and schools. After graduate school, I moved to Denver, where I worked for the University of Colorado for three years. For the third year, I was allowed to work from home and moved to Laramie, WY. I’m glad to be back in my home state!

Previous Legal and/or Professional Experience: Prior to law school I didn’t have much legal experience, apart from an internship with the Iowa Senate. While in law school, I have worked in the NIU Law Civil Justice Clinic, and clerked for a Trusts and Estates firm. I am the Research Assistant to Professor Schneider here at the law school, and I also went to the Wealth Council Conference in Denver this summer.

What activities are you involved in? I am the Co-Chair for the Black Law Students Association, and a member of the Second Amendment Society.

Why did you choose NIU Law? I chose NIU Law after attending the Female Superlawyer event the April before I enrolled. NIU Law seemed to be a small, close-knit, supportive community and I have not been disappointed! The smaller class sizes make it easy to get to know your professors and for them to know you, which just doesn’t happen everywhere. Also, my parents live an hour and a half away, which is a blessing after living so far from them for nine years.

This interview was conducted in Fall 2013.

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