Vanessa Haberbush, Class of 2011
Position: Associate, Haberbush & Associates, LLP. Vanessa works with her father at this bankruptcy law firm.
While at Whittier: Valedictorian; Moot Court Honors Board; Law Review; Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Clarkson; Outstanding Student in Legal Writing for the Class of 2012; Law Review Article published.
Externship: Vanessa worked as a Judicial Extern in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Clarkson, an experience she would highly recommend to other students.
Why Law? Vanessa's work focuses primarily on corporate bankruptcy, debtor-creditor relations and insolvency matters. "I didn't initially think that I would go into bankruptcy law when I went to law school, but I love my practice. The best part of my job is dealing directly with clients. I also get to go to court quite frequently."
About Whittier: "Whittier places an emphasis on legal writing, which is invaluable to real practice."
The Whittier Community: "Whittier was a perfect fit for me from day one. The school has such a strong sense of community. This is true both among the professors and the students."