Launching a Legal Career

Taylor's desire to pursue a law career ignited at Carlow.

A first-year law student at Duquesne University, Taylor Corn mentors undergraduate minority students interested in pursuing legal careers. She is a member of the Women's Law Association, the Black Student Law Association (BLSA), and the Animal Law Society. She's also intrigued by criminal law, sports law, and property law.

A native of Pittsburgh's North Side, Corn came to Carlow in 2013 as an adult transfer student with a smattering of community college credits under her belt. She knew she wanted to help people—and animals—and says law school was "always kind of on my radar," but she credits her Carlow professors and experiential learning opportunities with helping her find the direction she needed.

She further solidified her career path as a participant in Carlow's Women of Spirit® Pre-Law Workshop. When a Carlow alumna connected her with Tom Flaherty, judge on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, it led to an internship that "was the best thing on my resume when I applied to law schools. That workshop made a big difference!" says Corn.

Corn is adamant that she wouldn't be where she is today if it weren't for the support she received at Carlow. One day, she hopes to give back to her alma mater.

"At a larger school, you are not guaranteed contact with professors. At Carlow, every single professor really cared about my success. They were always available to help. I probably wouldn't have gone to law school if I hadn't gone to Carlow."

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