Faulkner Law Student Profile – Chrissandra Jallah

Name: Chrissandra Jallahchrissandra-jallah-picture
Hometown: Douglasville, GA
Undergraduate Institution: Auburn University
Year in school: 3L

 

Q: Why did you choose to study law?

I chose to study law because it is the most effective way to produce change. In studying law, I am able to help people who otherwise would not be able to get relief for their difficult situations.

 

Q: Why did you choose Faulkner Law?

I chose Faulkner Law because I believed this is where God wanted me to be. In making my final decision I felt that Faulkner provided a welcoming atmosphere, along with solid curriculum and interesting clinics.

 

Q: What are you involved in on campus?

I am a member of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), and am involved in their mentor program. I am also a BARBRI Bar Review student rep, a member of the Women’s Legal Society and the Alabama Young Lawyers program, and have participated in the Family Violence Clinic.

 

Q: What are you involved in around the community?

I have helped organize and facilitate a Youth Forum during Women’s Month at my church in Smyrna, GA. I have also volunteered with the Making Homes Safe Havens event, benefiting the Family Sunshine Center and Reality & Truth Ministries.

 

Q: What is your current job?

I am currently a law clerk for Judge Calvin L. Williams in Montgomery County Family Court.

 

Q: Favorite part about your job?

My favorite part of my job is being able to observe court proceedings.

 

Q: Career goals upon law school graduation?

I would like to pursue a public service career in family and immigration law.

 

Q: Hobbies and Interests?

I love cooking, music, watching Auburn football, and reading. I also enjoy art and photography, which has allowed me to start my own photography and media business.

 

Q: What advice would you give someone considering law school?

My advice is to make sure you are trying to enter the field for the right reason and to stand firm in your decision. This profession is not solely about making money, it is a calling. Do as much research and volunteering/interning as you can to get a better understanding of what all is involved. Understand that what you are considering is serious, and you have to find a good balance between school, relationships and self-care. There will be hard days where you will want to quit and there are going to be people who will discourage you or underestimate your abilities. If you know this is what God has called you to do, set your eyes upon Him, put in the work and He will take care of the rest.