Student Spotlight

Lauren Cross, Student Extern

Lauren Cross

Lauren Cross
Class of 2011
Extern at MGM and Sony,
Los Angeles, CA

Question 4

How has your externship affected your desire to practice in that area?

My externship experiences have reaffirmed what law school has taught me – to keep an open mind when it comes to what area of law I might be interested in. When I started law school I was set on being a transactional attorney and drafting contracts all day. Then I was fortunate enough to work at Sony where I stepped out of my comfort zone and actually negotiated the terms that were in the contracts I was drafting. I realized I really enjoyed the interaction and the ability to utilize my business experience and now I have an open mind as to what aspect of the law I will end up practicing.