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Genevieve Jenkins

Class of 2009

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
Employer: South Africa Constitutional Court

About Genevieve

Genevieve earned a B.A. in English literature and history from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. As an undergraduate she was a features editor and news writer for the McGill Tribune, a fiction editor for the Scrivener Creative Review, and an editorial intern for Entrepreneur magazine. She was a four-year member of the varsity track and cross country teams and served as team captain for two years. At William & Mary, Genevieve was a member of the William and Mary Law Review, the Internal Affairs Justice for the Moot Court Board, and a graduate research fellow.  She traveled to New Orleans with the Student Hurricane Network for Katrina relief during spring break. Genevieve competed on the William & Mary Moot Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution Teams and served as president of the Students for Innocence Project and an active member of the American Civil Liberties Union. During summer 2007 Genevieve interned at EcoDirections International in Brisbane, Australia, and spent summer 2008 at the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins. After graduation, she attended Queen Mary's College in London to receive her LLM with a Drapers' Scholarship from the Law School. She joined the firm of Latham & Watkins in San Francisco in fall 2010. Currently, she works as a clerk to Justice Johann van der Westhuizen of the South Africa Constitutional Court.

Her Own Words

"OCS was an invaluable resource in finding the specific jobs I wanted, during both my 1L and 2L summers. For my 1L summer, I knew I wanted to work internationally in environmental public interest, and OCS provided the resources to help me conduct a thorough search and contact the Australian barrister who hired me. The following summer, I wanted to work for a firm on the West Coast, and OCS was very accommodating. En route to a job fair in Los Angeles, I got stuck overnight in Atlanta with two other W&M students. There was no way we could make it to our morning interviews. We called Dean Kaplan, who was already in Los Angeles, and he rearranged our interviews and found a way for us to shower and make ourselves as presentable as possible when we finally arrived. Knowing that someone from OCS was there to help us was immeasurably comforting."


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