Helen Tariku (she/her)

Class of 2024

Hometown: Arlington, Virginia
Undergrad: B.A., William & Mary (Government & Sociology, with a concentration in Crime, Law and Society)
Email: [[w|htariku]]

W&M Law Extracurriculars
William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice (Editor-in-Chief)
National Trial Team (Logistics Counsel; 22-23 Tournament Counsel)
Honor Council (Chair of Continuing Education Community & Associate Chair)
Business Law Society (22-23 Outreach and Events Coordinator; past: 1L Representative)
Black Law Students Association (22-23 President)
Group Fitness Instructor at the Campus Rec.
General Board Member: Public Service Fund
Women's Law Society
BARBRI Ambassador
Student Admissions Ambassador
Criminal Law Society

Summer 2023 Employment
I worked as a summer associate at Surovell, Isaacs, and Levy. I did a little bit of everything including civil litigation, criminal litigation, tax, trusts, and more.  

Why W&M Law?
Besides being bad at STEM and being really good at arguing with my sister, I really enjoy being able to think creatively to make and argue a point and create a whole narrative to convey it. Additionally, I really wanted to be able to tie my two majors together of government and sociology and the law was a great path. Besides just the general prestige and good academics of the school, I went to W&M for undergrad and really appreciated the community aspect of the school and how it was so fundamental to the school's values and not just a buzzword thrown around. After talking to some fellow W&M graduates who went to the law school and hearing how that was also the case at the law school, it made me want to attend.

How would others describe me?
Lively, social butterfly, energetic, involved