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Christina Murtaugh

Class of 2009

Hometown : Cadiz, KY
Employer : United States Institute of Peace

About Christina

Christina graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in political science and economics. As an undergraduate, Christina served as a student ambassador, participated in the university leadership summit, and was a leader in her sorority and panhellenic council. She completed internships with a gubernatorial campaign and the Kentucky Legislature and acquired legal experience as an intern for Coudert Brothers in China and Hurt, Crosbie & May in Kentucky. At William & Mary, Christina competed on the Jessup International Moot Court Team, served as the lead tournament justice for the William & Mary Moot Court Team, and was an articles editor for the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law. She was an active leader of the Students for the Innocence Project, Virginia Bar Association community servant, volunteer with the Public Service Fund, and played intramural football, softball, and ultimate frisbee. During summer 2007, Christina interned with Judge Coffman of the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Kentucky. During summer 2008, she split her time as a visiting scholar with the United States Institute of Peace Rule of Law Program in Washington, D.C., and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Baku, Azerbaijan.  She now works for the United States Institute of Peace.  

Her Own Words

"Why should our generation wait on the world to change? The professors at William and Mary have helped me discover ways that I can make a difference on a state, national, and international level. At William and Mary there are so many outlets to get connected. One day you are given the opportunity to work overseas in Azerbaijan and the next, you might just sprain your ankle playing flag football.  As I embark on my last year of law school, I will leave here knowing that I will never wait on the world to change - I get to help change it."

 

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