“Careers in Law” Lunch Series

Join the Law Society this Thursday, October 6, 2011 in Paresky 210 at 12pm for our first Careers in Law Lunch. Betty L. Dunkum, Esq., Williams ’90, will be giving a luncheon presentation on careers in the law that will encompass the following topics:  life at Williams, applying to law school, taking the LSAT, law school life, the bar exam, working on Capitol Hill, careers in government, judicial clerkships, law firm life, non-profit legal work, and trial consulting.  A large portion of the program will be devoted to questions and answers.

About the Speaker

Betty L. Dunkum, Esq., is a Senior Trial Consultant with Trial Practices, Inc., a full-service national trial consulting firm.  She is an expert in jury selection and trial strategy.  Her work has been instrumental in obtaining a number of significant verdicts for Trial Practices’ clients.

Ms. Dunkum provides consultation for trial and jury selection, and she conducts case analysis, witness preparation, focus groups, and mock trials.  Ms. Dunkum has extensive experience in complex litigation, including federal and state civil, commercial, employment, construction, personal injury, medical malpractice, eminent domain, constitutional and religious liberties, antitrust, copyright, and trademark litigation.  She has been the lead trial consultant on a number of cases of regional and national significance.

Ms. Dunkum received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1995 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, magna cum laude, in 1990.   She is the founder and co-leader of the Harvard Law School Christian Fellowship Alumni Association.  Ms. Dunkum has worked in all three branches of the federal government.

Ms. Dunkum’s biography is featured in Who’s Who in America (58th ed. 2004), Who’s Who in American Law (14th ed. 2004), and Who’s Who of American Women (25th ed. 2006-2007).  She is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and has published articles in American Bar Association publications and the Notre Dame Law Review.