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Get to Know...Lindsay Moulton

Lindsay MoultonLindsay Moulton, 2L
Libertyville, Illinois

Lindsay Moulton first realized she wanted to be a lawyer when she was sitting in a courtroom.

As a high school freshman, Moulton was shadowing a family friend who works as a defense attorney in Cook County, Illinois during a sentencing hearing when she noticed the female prosecutor.

“She had a large pile of files and was going through the cases methodically. While my family friend was here to argue for one client, she had at least 15 cases she had to go through,” says Moulton. “As silly as it sounds, I was fascinated by the way she could remember so many details and present a great deal of information. It was then I decided I wanted to go to law school.”

During her first year at Iowa Law, Moulton served as the 1L representative for the Organization of Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS), the 1L representative for Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, and was a member of the Equal Justice Foundation. She also worked for the Innocence Project.

This fall, Moulton says she’s looking forward to serving as the vice president of OWLSS, the vice president of Phi Delta Phi, being an EJF auction co-chair, a student ambassador, global ambassador, and research assistant to Professor Lorie Reins-Schweer. She will also be a student writer on the Iowa Law Review.

Moulton spent her summer serving as a judicial extern for Judge Mary Tabor on the Iowa Court of Appeals in Des Moines, Iowa.

Though she’s still deciding which area she’d like to specialize in after graduation, Moulton is interested in possibly being a prosecutor or focusing on product liability once she earns her J.D. in May 2018.