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Adrian Kowalski ( Class of 2016)

Hometown: Middletown, CT

Undergraduate school and major: University of Connecticut, B.S. in Marine Sciences

What did you come to law school to become:

When I started law school, I wanted to become an environmental lawyer. I was also pretty sure I wanted to work in government. I began to develop interest in other areas of the law as I took more law school courses. 

Your favorite Iowa Law memory:

It's hard to pick a specific moment. I think my favorite memories at Iowa Law were those spent with my classmates. I made many life-long friends and had many great conversations. Likewise, I really enjoyed getting to know the professors. Iowa Law does an

Current employer:

Wyoming Attorney General's Office

Location:

Cheyenne, WY

Job title:

Assistant Attorney General

Previous positions:

 I spent two years as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge John A. Jarvey of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Description of what you do:

I defend civil lawsuits against the state, its officers and employees, and all state and local peace officers. Most of my work involves civil-rights and tort litigation in both state and federal court. Sometimes I will work on other projects as well. I work directly with clients, file written motions, and argue in court proceedings.

It is a fast-paced and exciting job. Serving as an assistant attorney general is also incredibly rewarding. It is a privilege to serve the community through my work.

Your favorite part of your job:

Serving the community. I am very passionate about the work I do.

Your interests outside of work:

My interests outside of work include chess, woodworking, and geocaching. Wyoming is fortunately well-suited for pursuing these interests.

What do you wish your 1L/2L/3L self knew about the job search:

I wish I spent a bit more time researching each position I applied for during the job search during my 1L and 2L year. It will help you stand out in an interview by making you more passionate about the jobs you apply for and allowing you to articulate more clearly about why you would be a good fit.