On the Go
Whether cheering on the Law School’s basketball team at the annual Deans’ Cup game or contributing essays to the blog run by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Kristine Saul ’11 is a shining example of school pride. “I think it’s really important to be plugged in to where you go to school,” she says.
For the West Orange, N.J., native, the opportunity to connect with the Columbia Law School community also meant getting a head start on a career in corporate law. “Columbia is a place where relationships with that industry are already built,”
After spending just a few moments chatting with the über-involved Saul, one thing becomes crystal clear: The busy life of a firm lawyer is unlikely to faze her. “I function better when I have a lot on my plate,” says Saul, who has been energetic in representing the Law School chapter of the National Black Law Students Association. During her tenure as the chapter’s chair, she traveled to events in Syracuse, N.Y., Washington, D.C., and Boston in order to strengthen ties to the national association.
Saul, whose parents are from Guyana, also served as a member of the editorial team for the National Black Law Journal and worked as a summer associate in the Hartford, Conn., office of Day Pitney.
Now back in New York, she is intent on making the most of her final year at Columbia. “School is more than just books for me,” Saul says. “It’s about extracurricular activities, the people, and the contacts you make along the way.”