William and Mary Law School

Nathan Pittman

Class of 2012

Hometown : Boise, ID
Employer : Staff Attorney's Office for the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

About Nathan

Nathan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Idaho with a B.A. in history and political science.  At William & Mary, he was a Notes Editor of the William & Mary Law Review and a Graduate Research Fellow.  Nathan interned during summer 2010 with the Honorable Edward J. Lodge, United States District Court for the District of Idaho.  He also completed a judicial externship during spring 2011 with the Honorable F. Bradford Stillman, Federal Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.  He interned during summer 2011 with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduation, he began work with the Staff Attorney's Office for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.

His Own Words

"Law school is hard enough, a law student should never feel like it's them against the world. William & Mary is full of bright, talented, diverse and competitive people from across the country. I knew that William & Mary was the right school for me because it fosters a culture that keeps the best motivating aspects of competition while reminding law students that we're all in this together. The professors are genuinely interested in helping students, and while classes are rigorous, I never felt that a professor was out to "get" me or any other student. Student-run organizations allow students to work together, so a law student at William & Mary can be as involved (or uninvolved) as they think is best for them. What I think is most important to helping a law student through a tough but rewarding three years is the culture that emerges from these experiences. Some of my best friends in law school were not only the law students I worked closely with in my Legal Practice firm, but also the law students who 'litigated' against for two years. And that, I believe, is one of William & Mary's greatest qualities."


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