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Attorney at Bell, Davis & Pitt

Class of 1985

“The English professors with whom I studied taught me how to write, how to analyze a text, and how to think critically and arrange thoughts logically for my readers—skills which have been invaluable to me as an attorney. My English major prepared me for law school better than any discipline that I can imagine. Just as importantly, my studies in the English Department fostered my love of the written word, enriched my understanding, and deepened my appreciation for great literature. I discovered William Faulkner, James Joyce, and Henry James. Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare came alive for me. Cervantes, Thackeray, and T.S. Eliot no longer intimidated me. I continue to read and re-read these authors – and discover new ones – to this day.”