William and Mary Law School

Mary-Carson Saunders

Class of 2013

Hometown : Suffolk, VA

About Mary-Carson

Mary-Carson received a B.A. in English with high honors from Bates College, where she studied international environmental and energy policy abroad in Jaipur, India, and Cambridge, England. At William & Mary she is co-president of the Environmental Law Society, a columnist for Not-Wythe Standing (the News), committee chair for the Women’s Law Society, and a member of the George Wythe Society of Citizen Lawyers. In summer 2011 she was the Conservation Defense and Public Policy Intern with the Land Trust Alliance in Washington, DC. In summer 2012 she was a legal intern with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. She also interned during the school year with the Middle Penninsula Planning District Commission and was the graduate representative for the William & Mary Committee on Sustainability’s steering committee.

Her Own Words

"I entered law school knowing that I wanted to practice environmental law, and I knew from reputation that the professors at W&M were accessible and willing to advise and guide individuals towards their interests. The professors' support exceeded my expectations. In addition to the excellent guidance that caters to my specific legal professional goals, the law school's relationship with other graduate programs and the undergraduate campus has provided opportunities to serve university-wide environmental programs and projects. My network, both professional and social, has grown as a result and my experience at law school has been diverse and enriched."


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