Student Profile: Danielle Stone (’12)

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Danielle Stone ('12)

Student Profile: Danielle Stone (’12)

Hometown: Erwin, Tennessee

Undergraduate school and major: Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina

Why I chose Wake Forest School of Law: I chose Wake Forest because of the wonderful, welcoming environment.  When my family and I came to visit, everyone that I talked to, from other students, to professors, to the admissions office personnel, was so warm and friendly that I was really able to get a feeling for the personality of the school.  I brought along my then three-year-old son, Brett, and I could tell that this was a very family-friendly school based on everyone’s reactions to him.  I was also really impressed by the small section sizes and personal attention that each student received.

Leadership positions I’ve held: Research Editor for Wake Forest Law Review

Clinics or Pro Bono work I have been involved in: I’m currently working in the Elder Law Clinic, which I love!

1L Summer Experience: Research Assistant for Professor Ahmed Taha.

2L Summer Experience: Summer Associate at Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, N.C., and Summer Associate at PennStuart in Abingdon, Va.

Memorable moment from law school: My 1L classmates, and even a couple of my professors, threw a baby shower for me during the spring semester of my 1L year.  It was very special to me to know that I had the support of my class.  I ended up going into labor with my youngest son, Zach, on the morning of my Constitutional Law exam!

What I plan to do after graduation: I am going to work for PennStuart, a firm in Abingdon, Va.