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Hannah Posen ( Class of 2016)

Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan

Undergraduate school and major: Columbia University, Political Science; Jewish Theological Seminary, Modern Jewish Studies

Extra-curricular or co-curricular activities in which you were involved during law school:
Moot Court Board, Supreme Court Day, National Moot Court, Law Review (student writer and contributing editor), Equal Justice Foundation, OWLSS, Research Assistant to Professor Miller, Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer

Your favorite Iowa Law memory:
Arguing before the Iowa Supreme Court on Supreme Court Day

Current employer: Sidley Austin LLP

Location: Chicago, IL

Job title: Associate Attorney

Previous positions: Law clerk to the Honorable Michael Melloy, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

What is your pinnacle career goal: To argue in front of the Supreme Court

Description of what you do:
As an associate in the environmental group, my practice focuses on advising clients on a wide range of environmental matters, including enforcement actions, regulatory compliance, federal and state litigation, and asset acquisitions.

What do you wish your 1L/2L/3L self knew about the job search:
First, you don’t have to know what you want to do, the job search and your summer positions are meant to help you figure that out. Second, it’s ok if you don’t get a job you interviewed for; there are other jobs you haven’t considered that prove to be even better opportunities.

What advice do you have for success in summer positions:
Doing good work is important but don't forget to network and build relationships with the people you’re working with.