Tammy Allison: Only You Can Know What Is or Isn't Possible
Updated: May 18
It's always an honor to be recognized for your achievements. But there was something extra special about this interview with none other than my very own alma mater, Cooley Law School of Western Michigan University.
My conversations with current WMU students took me back more than a decade to my own law school education. I remembered the sense of uncertainty that seemed to overshadow every decision I made as a young law student. But with the advantage of hindsight, I see now how every step that I took brought me to where I am today.
"I tell people you don't need to feel the pressure of knowing exactly what you want to do in law school. You can use law school to focus on required courses, take fun electives, and intern at in as many different areas as possible. It's through all of these experiences that you will be able to determine what you like, and don't like to do."
I'm so grateful to have had this opportunity to encourage other law students in their educational and career journeys. I wish the best of luck to anyone working their way towards a law degree—or any level of higher education, for that matter.
I hope my story can offer a glimmer of hope for any students who are reading this and questioning their trajectory or their purpose. Stay the course, but remember to have fun and learn as much as you can along the way.