William Birdthistle

Degree and Year: 
BA 1995
Professional Title: 
Professor of Law
Employer: 
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Professional Background: 
Law degree from Harvard Law School; clerked with federal judge; worked for Boston law firm, Ropes & Gray; became an academic in 2006; now a law professor and author.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
I wrote an English honors thesis at Duke, which was the most ambitious writing project I had ever undertaken; that project has inspired my becoming a professional author and academic.