Allen Todd Paxton '16
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Why did you choose Hood College?

I chose Hood because I believed that it provided me with unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional development in a welcoming environment.

What is your most memorable experience at Hood?

Walking out of the first meeting of my Introduction to Law class with Professor Bean and immediately calling my mom, saying, “Mom, I want to be a lawyer.”

What is something that surprised you about Hood?

I thought that I might have met everybody by now, but I see new faces almost everyday! It’s really refreshing.

What opportunity were you most grateful for?

The Volpe Scholars Grant – Hood gives its undergraduates incredible research opportunities. I was honored to conduct mine in recognition of President Volpe’s legacy.

What was your most rewarding class or academic experience at Hood? Why?

Constitutional Law with Dr. Judson was my most rewarding class at Hood—it helped me discover what area of the law I am most passionate about.

What is your favorite campus event?

May Madness Outdoor Fest!

What are your goals for the near and distant future?

I will be attending the University of Iowa School of Law; my career aspirations are in academia and the courts.

How has your Hood education benefited you?

My education at Hood has prepared me incredibly well for law school. I cannot stress how helpful it will be going to law school already equipped with a broad knowledge of the law and an ability to brief cases.

What would you say to students applying to Hood?

At Hood, you will receive an elite education that refines you as a person and prepares you for a successful career. Along the way, you will meet some of your best friends and will make timeless memories. Be sure to check out Downtown Frederick when you visit!